clanger


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clang·er

 (klăng′ər)
n. Chiefly British
A blunder; a faux pas.

clanger

(ˈklæŋə)
n
1. informal a conspicuous mistake (esp in the phrase drop a clanger)
2. something that clangs or causes a clang
[C20: from clang, referring to a mistake whose effects seem to clang]

clang•er

(ˈklæŋ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that clangs.
2. Brit. Slang. a blunder; faux pas.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

clanger

[ˈklæŋəʳ] N (Brit) → plancha f (Sp) , metedura f or (LAm) metida f de pata
to drop a clangermeter la pata, tirarse una plancha (Sp)

clanger

[ˈklæŋər] n (British) to drop a clanger → faire une boulette

clanger

n (Brit inf) → Fauxpas m, → Schnitzer m (inf); to drop a clangerins Fettnäpfchen treten (inf)

clanger

[ˈklæŋəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → gaffe f inv
to drop a clanger → fare una gaffe
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What I didn't know until this week, however, is that a Clanger first appeared in an episode of Noggin the Nog, when it landed in a small spaceship during the inauguration of a new horse trough.
DIPPY PARIS HILTON dropped a clanger when she confused BOYZONE singer RONAN KEATING's Irish accent for an English one.
A distraught Steve Harper held his hands up after his clanger saw Newcastle United go down to a dismal 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday.
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MR Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission has dropped a clanger!
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Even the legendary language mangler Bush didn't drop a clanger like that.
As well as partaking in the Soup Dragon's soup, they would eat blue string pudding, communicate with an iron chicken and find notes from music trees to power Major Clanger's music boat.
Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Cookson was so astounded with the council clanger that he went on to the streets of Newcastle to take pictures of it and other blunders.