Definition of perfect storm in English:

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perfect storm



1A particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors.
Example sentences
  • And people need to understand this storm was a perfect storm.
1.1A particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors: the past two years have been a perfect storm for the travel industry
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  • He's kind of like the perfect storm with his combination of looks and pedigree.
  • When these and other factors coincided they created the perfect storm.
  • The truth is we were part of the perfect storm in the late 1990s, as was the media, as was the financial community and the investment banks.

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Syllabification: per·fect storm

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