train smash

train smash

n
informal South African a disaster or serious setback (esp in the phrase it's not a train smash)
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"I think we've got the characters in the dressing-room to know that the other day wasn't a train smash by any means."
"Everyone is asking how it happened, that crossing is generally safe FRIEND OF WILL ON SHOCK AT TRAIN SMASH
Tony Smith likened the game to a "train smash" after guiding Warrington to safety while last year former England captain Jamie Peacock described it as a "car crash" as he prepared to play in it for Hull KR against Salford.
"It's a train smash waiting to happen next week and we are all going to watch it to see which one of the sides is going to play in the next train smash the week afterwards (Million Pound Game).
One of the five caught your eye, which work you described as a train smash.
"There's no train smash, we're playing really good cricket," said the former South Africa Test batsman.
He explained: "Last year wasn't as much of a train smash as some people seemed to think.
A TEEN who lost his limbs in a horror train smash has been jailed for seven years for a sickening sexual assault.
Cricket-wise I can't see the next month being a train smash without him," he added.
"It's all about managing the squad so, come the end of the season, they don't feel they have been in a train smash!"