perfect stormperfect storm
a situation characterized by an extraordinary convergence of conditions or forces that together are favorable or conducive to a given outcome: a perfect storm of historical events led to WWI
Origin of perfect storm; from The Perfect Storm, book (1997) by S. Junger, United States writer, and film (2000) about a violent storm in the north eastern United States (1991)
A disaster or serious difficulty produced by a chance combination of factors.
Origin of perfect stormAfter The Perfect Storm, book by Sebastian Junger, which recounts the sinking of a fishing boat in a particularly violent storm.
(plural perfect storms)