- n. Plural form of crackup.
“This spate of designer crackups is making fashion veterans wonder if the relentless pace of the industry - a pace demanded by executives to meet profit forecasts - isn't taking its toll on creative talents.”
“Part of the problem, of course, is the never-ending Democratic race, which has created a maw that must constantly be fed on cable chat shows, which trade on character-driven morality plays for their ratings -- celebrity crackups, missing white girls and sinister black guys.”
“Elephants are suffering social and mental crackups in both Asia and Africa, killing humans, terrorizing villages, even raping rhinos.”
“On the evening news you are likely to hear of multicar crackups, destructive hurricanes, violent crimes, messy celebrity divorces, and yes, raucous school board debates over the teaching of evolution.”
“The police radio belched out a litany of disaster: fatal crackups on the Hollywood and San Bernardino freeways; a disabled truck obstructing the Cahuenga Pass; killer surf jeopardizing what remained of the Santa Monica Pier.”
“The titles alone of these books offer a sort of cultural history, conjure up a landscape of psychiatrists and crackups, of shaky personal universes threatened, ruined, rescued, and abandoned every other day.”
“But it's impossible not to be worried: China's story just sounds too much like the crackups we've already seen elsewhere.”
“The Liberal crackups have had four years to turn things around, but all I've heard since 2006 is that everything, but everything is "Bush's fault.”
“No meltdowns, crackups, or AWOL students resurfacing from the underground today.”
“Michael Lewis and David Einhorn, on how the government should deal with future big-bank crackups:”
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