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n. Chiefly British
A blunder; a faux pas.
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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]
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1. a person or thing that clangs.
2. Brit. Slang. a blunder; faux pas.
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|Noun||1.||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
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clanger[ˈklæŋəʳ] N (Brit) → plancha f (Sp) , metedura f or (LAm) metida f de pata
to drop a clanger → meter la pata, tirarse una plancha (Sp)
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