named after a mythical irishman, usually means "if anything can go wrong-it will". FATE
I thought i could get away with killing my wife,but murphys law got me!
by charles r. mckinney June 16, 2006
I have seen it quoted in this manner: "If there are two or more ways to do something and one of those results in a catastrophe, then someone will do it that way." It is more a psychological law than a superstition then.
by Thermaland October 31, 2003
when something ironically goes wrong.
examples of Murphy's Law:
1: "the one day you forget to brush your teeth, it's picture day at school!!"

2: "the one time that you make me a pom-pom bow to put in my shoe, i have to dance! darn that murphy, he never takes a day off..."
by ashley!!!!!!!!! September 20, 2008
What can go wrong, will go wrong.
If you drop buttered toast, it will always land butter side down... Murphy's Law
by Dalby's fan December 02, 2009
Definition: If anything can skrew you over, it will.
ex, my computer shut off a moment before I saved all my work.
by Erin August 29, 2004
The secret of the universe: The Universe is intrinsically dystopic.
During a workshop on "Murphy's Law", the shit hit the fan.
by Kerb November 29, 2004
1.Complex set of laws about disasters, but leads down to "Anything that can go wrong will."
2. Not fucking Mrs. Murphy
1. My computer died and took my term paper with it!

2. Man, you gotta hide me, Gennady, I just boned Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Murphy has the gun!
by Not so super DJ Gennady September 12, 2003

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