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

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

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Murphy's law.

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  • n. humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong

Etymologies

From the name Murphy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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