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informal old-fashioned US awry
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or floo•ie

(ˈflu i)

Slang. amiss or awry.
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the general brawl has thrown Ladner's bill in the garbage?" Burpee joked, "Dat bill done gone flooey." (74) Delays caused by general elections in 1926 and 1930 brought the wrangling over registration and licensing to a head in 1931, when the latest revision to the Berne Convention, the Rome Convention (1928), (75) had to be ratified by 1 July.
Often one of the adjustments goes flooey (a technical optical term), resulting in groups an inch high and 15 inches wide.
And Data, the android on "Star Trek Next Generation," was normally under his captain's control until his computer programs went flooey (I believe that is the technical term).