botch up

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Verb1.botch up - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbotch up - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
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Nothing they have ever done has worked, expect of course botch up after botch up.
But they came nowhere near it, piling the pressure on the rookie boss and his squad after a performance he admitted was hamstrung by botch ups in attack and defence.
Thousands of people with implants in various parts of their bodies -- from breast to hip knee and spine- are dealing with the consequences of botch ups.