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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- noun humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Edward A. Murphy, (1918–1990), American engineer.]
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