cockup


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cockup

(ˈkɒkˌʌp)
n
slang Brit something done badly
vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Zoology) (of an animal) to raise (its ears), esp in an alert manner
2. slang Brit to botch
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Noun1.cockup - something badly botched or muddledcockup - something badly botched or muddled  
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"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

cockup

[ˈkɒkʌp] N (Brit) what a cockup!¡qué lío!, ¡qué desmadre!
to make a cockup of sthfastidiar algo, joder algo
there's been a cockup over my passportme han armado un follón con el pasaporte

cockup

n (Brit inf) to be a cockupin die Hose gehen (inf); to make a cockup of somethingbei or mit etw Scheiße bauen (inf)
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CONTROVERSIAL plans to ban dogs from over 100 parks and spaces in Wirral were branded an "almighty cockup" by humiliated councillors as they debated new solutions to crack down on dog fouling.
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was accused in the Dublin Parliament of committing a "cockup" when he told Mrs May on Monday he was ready to consider a mechanism, so long as it did not give the UK unilateral powers to quit.
I immediately sensed that there might have been a conspiracy to cover this up whilst I was out of the country -- to this day I don't know whether it was cockup or coverup," he added.
Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen said its systems were unable to break the information down to disclose which missing children were classified as looked-after, while Swansea council did reply to our request for information but later said the figures they had provided were "inaccurate" as a result of a "simple cockup".
Patients was treated with static cockup splint, which recovered in a span of about 6 weeks
"It's only for a clerical cockup that he isn't running on Sunday as well.
"The Pakistan Navy, 'A Silent Force to Reckon With' has done the biggest cockup ever," notes a blog Tarikh-nama.
Israel's Interior Ministry insisted the incident was a "misunderstanding" and said the 81-year-old professor had not been blacklisted, while a senior government source described the situation as "a total cockup."
Furious Commons public accounts committee chairman Edward Leigh said: "The programme to make them airworthy has been a gold standard cockup. They are still languishing in hangers despite the fact they are desperately needed on operations in Afghanistan."