Business English Business Jargon: The perfect storm
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Definition:

     A situation when multiple things go wrong all at once.

Example Dialogue:

    A:    Sales are way down this month.
    B:    I know.  It seems to have been the perfect storm.  Not only did our factory fail to meet its production quota, but three of our key customers switched to our competitor.
    A:    And to top it off, we also had to fire our Vice President of Sales because he was caught stealing.  I hope that next month is better.  This month was certainly a perfect storm.

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