bollix up


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Verb1.bollix up - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbollix up - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

bollix up

verb
Informal. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
Translations

w>bollix up

vt (sl) to bollix something upetw verpfuschen or versauen (inf)
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Too many Bruce Webers had starting coming out of the woodwork to bollix up his life--as well as the deliveries from hundreds of post offices.