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snafu

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsnafusna‧fu /snæˈfuː/ noun [countable]  American English informalMISTAKE a situation in which a plan does not happen in the way it should There were no major snafus.
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snafuIt was a catchphrase for national shame now, applicable to virtually every snafu.He stepped down as White House chief of staff in 1994 after a series of White House snafus.AOL had suffered several technical snafus over those three days.Clinton even turned snafus in the Northern Ireland peace process into potential political advantage.What do you think would happen if you wrote a book detailing your snafus?
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