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schlimazel

or schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl

[shli-mah-zuh l] /ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl/
noun, Slang.
1.
an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
Origin of schlimazel
1945-1950
1945-50; < Yiddish, equivalent to shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck < Modern Hebrew mazzāl
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scenic route

noun

The long route or way, often due to one's losing one's way: missed the Garden State Parkway and ended up taking the scenic route

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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