Are there any idioms to describe a situation where the task given was very poorly executed, nothing can be done to re-do the task, and the task ends up a failure.

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    There is a lost cause but it says nothing about how well it is done. It might be very well done, but fails for reasons outside of itself. Dec 9, 2020 at 8:24

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I also came across fiasco, complete/total disaster, and in a less formal scenario washout, bust or flop.


One idiom that could describe this situation is “An epic fail”.

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