train wreck


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Medspeak A popular term for a multi-problem patient in critical condition
Public safety Train disaster A railroad accident—e.g., derailment, collision—involving one or more trains, that results in injury or death
Vox populi A person who is (psychologically) stressed ‘to the max’

train wreck

Medtalk A popular term for a multiproblem Pt in critical condition
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But it would help to minimize the damage of the train wreck that will happen if the regulations pile onto American consumers and manufacturing companies too fast.
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Brian Ferguson, CEO of Eastman Chemical, sees lots of handwringing, but no real solutions to the health care train wreck looming on the horizon.
The train wreck from Lawrence of Arabia was voted third.
One of the Washington cliches du jour in 1999 was "defense budget train wreck.
Williams, supports the Republican-backed program for the 79,000-student school system, which he has called "a slow-moving train wreck.
Train Wreck is a company of twelve exciting dancers as unalike stylistically as the shapes of the pasta in alphabet soup.
landscape like a train wreck and leaves as many bodies in its wake.
The fact that only half of those surveyed have measurable objectives is the PR equivalent of a train wreck, but it's surprisingly common.
Ledbetter gives us snapshots of life at HQ from time to time--the profligacy, the chaos, the company's disorganized growth--but we never get a real feel for the personalities, for their fevered delusions, for their terror as the train wreck approaches.
beat the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times home-delivered editions with next-day coverage of the deadly March 15 Bourbonnais train wreck.