banjaxed


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ban·jax

 (băn′jăks′)
tr.v. ban·jaxed, ban·jax·ing, ban·jax·es Chiefly Irish Slang
To ruin or destroy: "Having to pay for Emma's lodgings every week had completely banjaxed his finances" (Edna O'Brien).

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banjaxed

(ˈbændʒækst)
adj
informal US destroyed or ruined
Translations

banjaxed

adj (inf) machinekaputt (inf)
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SCIATICA, which banjaxed me in a matter of minutes after a long walk, is one of those rather old-fashioned conditions that used to be a mainstay of North Country comedians like Les Dawson and Victoria Wood.
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But the move could have been banjaxed on his first road trip to Belfast.
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This bill -- and any other similar attempts in the future -- needs to be banjaxed, ablated, eighty-sixed, kicked out of Earth's orbit.
Martin's wife feels "the old routines waiting for her, like a shawl that hung by the door." Vienna under the Nazis is "buffed to a gleaming carapace of red and black, like painted lips over savage teeth," while jars in a Chinatown shop feature "shaggy tree bark, tendriled mushrooms, a root that resembled a withered hand." A Manhattan "skyline had been etched with a chisel and thrown into relief by this shimmering blue blackdrop," and "buildings were bandoliered by fire escapes that sagged into the street." He treats us to such wonderful Irish terms as "banjaxed," "fat-fisted culchies" and "jackeens," and tells us that "every heart has more than its share of reasons to stop beating."
By getting banjaxed out of their heads on tequila in Thailand for a month?
She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car).
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