Definition of clanger in English:

clanger

Line breaks: clang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklaŋə
 
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noun

British informal
  • An absurd or embarrassing blunder: the minister had dropped a massive political clanger
    More example sentences
    • In an embarrassing clanger, it seems they massively misjudged the scale of the fine they would receive.
    • She said: ‘This is a basic error and a real clanger.’
    • Let's look at the clangers the Council has dropped.

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