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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of certain humorous axioms stating that anything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong.

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  • proper noun Alternative form of Murphy's law.

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  • noun humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Edward A. Murphy, (1918–1990), American engineer.]

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