A failure ( or fail ) so disastrous that it achieves the total reverse of what was originally planned because the effect of an action has become so dissociated from the intent behind it.

A reference to the Clint Eastwood movie 'The Eiger Sanction', in which Clint, an assassin, is so convinced his target is a member of a teem of mountaineers climbing the Eiger - he just doesn't know which one. So he murders all of them just to make bloody sure - then finds out he was wrong all along, like a moron, because it's been obvious as hell all along who the real bad guy is.
HIS LIFELINE - held by the assassin he's been hunting. Eiger Fail.
by gibbo1958 May 14, 2009

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×