foul-up


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foul-up

(foul′ŭp′)
n.
1. A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
2. A mechanical failure.

foul′-up`



n.
1. a condition of disorder brought on by inefficiency or stupidity.
2. failure of a mechanical part to operate correctly.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foul-up - an embarrassing mistakefoul-up - an embarrassing mistake    
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"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

foul-up

noun
A ruinous state of disorder:
Informal: hash.
Slang: screwup, snafu.
Translations

foul-up

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