goof-up

goof′-up`



n. Informal.
a mistake, blunder, or malfunction.
[1940–45]
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Paris The administration of the Louvre Museum in Paris has apologised for the Qatar map goof-up at its Abu Dhabi museum and opened an investigation into the Abu Dhabi scandal.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 19 (ANI): In what seems as an embarrassing goof-up, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan on Tuesday mixed the name of late Indian actress turned politician J.
Kolkata -- After Shafqat Amanat Ali's unfortunate goof-up during Pakistan's national anthem on Saturday's dramatic Pak vs Ind World T20 clash, the singer took to Twitter to express his disappointment over fans' displeasure at his lacklustre performance.
And now we welcome one-Sorry guys I'm the worst reader" That's why you stay in school kids #kendallyouhadonejob," said a Twitter user @ashtonpassion referring to Kendall's goof-up.
It has been more than a fortnight since this goof-up occurred and I am yet to get a proper reply from the bank.
Part of the goof-up came about due to the district paying for 1,100 employees who no longer work in the system, some as far back as 1998.
While newspapers nationwide felt the sting of criticism for prematurely reporting a Bush victory the morning after Election Day, News Journal executives chose to make some money on the goof-up by selling copies of the incorrect edition of the paper for $1 each -- double the usual newsstand price.
By the end of the day, the phrase had become a ubiquitous defense for any and all manner of goof-up, mistake, or academic error.
Singh's visit to Pakistan for bilateral talks, the home ministry vehemently denied any goof-up, claiming that its operation to nab the five dangerous LeT terrorists whose photographs had been circulated was still on.
KOLKATA, March 20, 2010 (Frontier Star): In a major goof-up, an advertisement inserted in newspapers by the Eastern Railway showed Delhi in Pakistan and Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal.
After learning about the 'Single Ladies' hit maker's goof-up, the space agency said in a statement that the Challenger accident is a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized.
In ``A Life Less Ordinary,'' he plays a different type of screen hero - the hapless, hopeless goof-up who is a particularly inept kidnapper.