balls-up


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balls-up

(ˈbɔːlʌp) or

ballup

n
something botched or muddled
vb
(tr, adverb) to muddle or botch
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balls-up - something badly botched or muddledballs-up - something badly botched or muddled  
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

balls-up

[ˈbɔːlzʌp] ball-up [ˈbɔːlʌp] (US) Ncagada f
he made a balls-up of the joblo jodió todo

balls-up

, (esp US) ball up
n (inf)Durcheinander nt; he made a complete balls-up of the jober hat bei der Arbeit totale Scheiße gebaut (sl); the repair was a balls-up!das war vielleicht eine Scheißreparatur! (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
A week before kick off, they could enforce a diddy clause, which boots out the team making the biggest balls-up of its pre-tournament preparations.
Any help we can give officials would be a bonus, although we'd miss the manager's rants and pub arguments if referees and assistants didn't make constant balls-ups.
However, I suspect the perfectionist in him will find it harder to forget the weekend's balls-ups.