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- noun a mental or physical breakdown
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But the crack-up has been more than two decades in the making.
Nonetheless, it would be a serious mistake to over-interpret regarding the Solyndra crack-up, whether to generalize about the solar industry and cleantech or to broadly indict particular technology and development policies.
Mark Muro: Learning From Solyndra Mark Muro 2011
Now before we return to Chicago and the crack-up, I think I should answer certain charges Buckley has made about my work.
r_urell: William F. Buckley: Father of Modern "Conservatism" r_urell 2010
After all, it would have been far simpler for us all if, on Monday morning, reporters from Augusta had simply been able to tell us that Rory McIlroy had suffered a crack-up that registered 9.5 on the Van de Velde index.
Global warming to blame for Fernando Torres goal drought | Harry Pearson 2011
The occupiers must recognize, as the Tea Party does, that capitalism is the only system that works, as it is the only one that conforms to the almost universal human desire for individual gain; and that the pursuit of gain will almost always, by its open-ended objective, lead to a crack-up eventually.
Conrad Black: My Manifesto For the Occupy Movement Conrad Black 2011
On the current path both sides are headed at best for a de minimis deal that makes everyone look bad, at worst for a major political crack-up.
This is the Virginia crack-up happening in slow motion.
Waldo Jaquith - Republicans in congressional delegation bail on meeting with Kaine. 2009
Like the sight of relief workers pouring into devastated areas, nothing so heartens reporters chronicling the gut-wrenching story of a Hollywood celebrity crack-up as the sight of e-mails streaming in to offer unsolicited assistance in the form of easy quotes from academics, lawyers, and other aspiring talking heads.
Perhaps Mr. Obama wants a crack-up to portray Republicans as extreme.
Results marked a dramatic turnaround since GM's crack-up two years ago and re-assembly through a U.S. government bailout and a whirlwind trip through bankruptcy-court.
GM Rebounds With Best Year Since 1999 Sharon Terlep 2011
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