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    Dear teachers,
    Can you explain to me: "mistake of epic proportion" is a mistake like what?
    Thank you in advance.

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    It means a really, really big mistake. Really big. One that will affect many people and/or things, and the effects of which will be felt for a long time.

    The original definition of "epic" is a long poem, usually about the achievements of a hero, narrated in a grand style (e.g. the Iliad). These days the word means anything long, drawn-out and grand; movies are often said to be "epics." It's even become slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    It means a really, really big mistake. Really big. One that will affect many people and/or things, and the effects of which will be felt for a long time.

    The original definition of "epic" is a long poem, usually about the achievements of a hero, narrated in a grand style (e.g. the Iliad). These days the word means anything long, drawn-out and grand; movies are often said to be "epics." It's even become slang.

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    'Kevin Federline's marriage to Britney Spears was a mistake of epic proportion!'

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    Perfect, Amigos4!

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