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Idiom of the week – A recipe for disaster

Posted by englishlessons on December 3, 2012


be extremely likely to have unfortunate consequences


Raising interest rates when the economy is just recovering sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Taking the twin toddlers shopping when they missed their naps is a recipe for disaster.

Picture it:

A recipe is a list of ingredients and steps that, if followed, will produce a dish of food to enjoy; in this case the recipe is a combination of circumstances and actions that, if completed, are predicted to produce negative consequences. Programs:

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