screw-up

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screw·up

also screw-up  (skro͞o′ŭp′)
n. Slang
1. One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
2. A blunder; a mess: a managerial screwup.

screw-up

n
1. something mishandled or done badly
2. a person who habitually fails or mishandles things
Translations

screw-up

[ˈskruːʌp] Nlío m, embrollo m, cacao m
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Except that these are amateur arsonists and screw-ups.
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After one of those signature Royals screw-ups - two guys colliding on a pop-up, a relay throw that drills somebody in the back - the broadcasters usually could step back and chuckle at the absurdity of the situation, as if they were letting everyone else in on the joke.
In response to some prominent corporate screw-ups, including failed acquisitions, strategic blunders, and botched successions, attitudes of directors have changed.
com, the list includes an interesting collection of screw-ups, which includes crash helmets appearing from nowhere, visible filming equipments in the frame, changing headlights and misaligned orbits.
Cheating on an exam by swapping one of his sister's papers for his own, letting her take the blame for his own screw-ups - Oliver's never exactly been a glowing advertisement for medical ethics.
Disappointingly, there are no really spectacular screw-ups this week - unless you count Leah throwing a bucket of cold water over Myles's gold-plated charm-fest (metaphorically speaking, of course).