goof up

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1. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
2. Slang. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer.
Slang. To pass time without working or in avoiding work.Also used with off:
bum (around), idle, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, shirk.
Slang: diddle, goldbrick.
phrasal verb
goof up
Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
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w>goof up

vt sep (inf)vermasseln (inf), → vermurksen (inf)
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Summary: Telangana Board of Intermediate continues goof up in case of Anamika who ended her life
Summary: California [USA], Sept 27 (ANI): Photographer Heidi Levine, who had clicked picture of a Palestine girl with pellet injuries on her face that was shown by Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi at the UN and claimed it to be from Kashmir, said she was grateful to the media for pointing out Islamabad's goof up.
If you goof up you have to keep going, which does create some anxiety when you're waiting for the film to come back from the lab.
While referring to the CBI's action to suspend and transfer some officials responsible for the goof up, he said responsibility has been fixed and action has been taken.
While goof ups can prove fatal, a successful mission can earn anywhere between `50,000 and `70,000 per packet.