cock-up


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cock-up

(kŏk′ŭp′)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A blunder; a mess.
Translations

cock-up

n (Brit) (fam) → casino
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But I'm afraid talking about "taking people out" in Afghanistan was a cock-up too far.
IT will be filed under the cock-up rather than the conspiracy theory of history but Formula One was left to reflect on another damaging incident to its reputation in the United States Grand Prix.
LEWIS HAMILTON ranted at his team after a string of cock-ups cost them victory in Malaysia.
Griff Rhys Jones with a new collection of embarrassing TV cock-ups.
Speaking of husband Michael, 59, she said: "It's a tragedy that having met this amazing man and been given a third chance at love after two cock-ups we've only had 10 years together.
An amazing final dress rehearsal complete with technical cock-ups which concerned the chaps not one bit.
Highlights and lowlights, adventures and cock-ups, beauties and beasts, wonders and wash-outs, all illustrated with a special selection of photos and footage shot during the eight BBC TV travel series that began with Around The World in Eighty Days.
It's one of the few clean one-liners in a show that elevates so-so acting skills into an art-form and turns any cock-ups to its own advantage.
There have already been some cracking pre-season cock-ups - o ne poor bloke made one of the earliest reffing errors of all time by calling the coin toss incorrectly.
The range of entirely preventable cock-ups include swabs left inside patients and wrong-sized implant being fitted.
On BBC Breakfast he turned into a very likeable host, good at patching cock-ups.