Ratner moment

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Etymology[edit]

After British businessman Gerald Ratner, whose jewellery business nearly collapsed in 1991 after he jokingly denigrated the company's products.

Noun[edit]

Ratner moment (plural Ratner moments)

  1. (colloquial) A situation where one harms one's reputation or standing by making ill-advised remarks.

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