Definition of clanger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clanger

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BrE BrE//ˈklæŋə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæŋər//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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an obvious and embarrassing mistake Mentioning her ex-husband was a bit of a clanger. He was always dropping clangers (= making embarrassing mistakes or remarks).

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