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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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.
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.
A repeat of past cock-ups against Les Bleus never looked likely in a five-try Kiwi salvo that showed glimpses of their best.