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abortion

Meaning: a total failure

For example:

  • The government's housing project was a complete abortion. It cost millions and it didn't help anyone.

  • The election ended up being a total abortion thanks to vote buying.

Quick Quiz:

The rehearsal of our play was a complete abortion because
  1. no-one had learned their lines
  2. it went really well
  3. it started a few minutes late

Discuss: abortion

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