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
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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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Hearing of cock-up after cockup, dissembling on dissembling from an unhealthy man whose actions and inactions killed their loved ones, you can only sympathise.
To allay the fears of people from Y Farteg, the following places in England are very proud of their names: Titty Hill (near Portsmouth), Thong (Kent), Shitterton & Wetwang (Dorset), and I believe that the Labour group in the Senedd will feel at home in Great Cockup (near Bassenthwaite in Cumbria).
Obama is, barring total polling cockup, going to win.
It meant Simon Mignolet had no real chance to impress in his battle with Westwood, but he could not make a cockup either and, having also started in Ritchie Humphreys' testimonial, that might have been enough.
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.
Indeed, there have been more than a few occasions when a dinner has whistled by my head as she bawled at me over some cockup or other.
Smith blasted over from a cracking Miller cross then a cockup from the Dons' keeper almost let Imrie in but he shot wildly over with the goal at his mercy.