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!
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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

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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

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What can go wrong, will go wrong.
If you drop buttered toast, it will always land butter side down... Murphy's Law
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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

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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

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Murphy's Law

Any bad shit that seems to want to happen will happen no matter what the fuck you do about it! I beleive that the problem gods are a result of this.
Example of Murphy's Law

"If you piss off the problem gods......
Well dont piss off the problem gods."
by Richard Porter September 24, 2006

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