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.
It was inspired by Nadia's frustration at her friends' kitchen cock-ups and includes recipes for meals like halloumi courgetti spaghetti and sticky sausage and onion bake.
A 5-0 home defeat featured goalkeeping cock-ups, defensive howlers, injuries, and a row - or "debate" as the club's official website sweetly describes it - between new forwards James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban over who was going to take a penalty.
THERE have been so many cock-ups and "conspiracies", it feels more like 100 years (Trump's First 100 Days, BBC1, Monday).
WHEN TV Goes Horribly Wrong placing whimsical cock-ups like Olly Murs fluffing
Griff Rhys Jones with a new collection of embarrassing TV cock-ups.
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.
On BBC Breakfast he turned into a very likeable host, good at patching cock-ups.
RAGING Jim McIntyre told his dodgy Dunfermline defence to stop saying sorry and start cutting out the cock-ups that drove them to the foot of the SPL.