Comedy of errors
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British pronunciation/kˈɒmədi ɒv ˈɛɹəz/
American pronunciation/kˈɑːmədi ʌv ˈɛɹɚz/
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a situation or series of events that is marked by a sequence of humorous mistakes, mishaps, or misunderstandings

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comedy of errors definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "comedy of errors" and when to use it?

The idiom "comedy of errors" comes from a play by William Shakespeare called "The Comedy of Errors," which features a series of mistaken identities and miscommunications that escalate into a series of comedic misunderstandings. The phrase is often used to describe situations in which a series of mistakes or misunderstandings compound upon one another, leading to a humorous or absurd outcome. It can be used in a wide range of contexts, from personal relationships to business or political situations.

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The project was a comedy of errors from the beginning, with missed deadlines and incorrect information.
The meeting has turned into a comedy of errors, with everyone talking over each other and misunderstanding the agenda.
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