n. Informal.
a mistake, blunder, or malfunction.
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Basit's tweet left the internet in splits, with netizens having a field day over the embarrassing goof-up of the diplomat.
The decision came amid a row over goof-up by the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TBIE) in declaring the results, which allegedly led to 10 students committing suicide in the past one week and triggered protests by students, parents and opposition parties.
IANS Bengaluru In an embarrassing goof-up in poll-bound Karnataka, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the party's Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt government in the country.
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.
Without their enthusiasm, without their disarming smiles, without their goof-up's (c'mon, they're just kids!), Gitex would not be half as fun.
Once the video had gathered a couple of thousand views, Panasonic realized the goof-up and pulled the video.
ISLAMABAD, June 27, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Sonus album The Dangerous may be missing a noun but it more than makes up for the innocent grammatical goof-up with heartfelt love for the icon it was named after: Michael Jackson.
It has been more than a fortnight since this goof-up occurred and I am yet to get a proper reply from the bank.
"I read the obituaries every morning, and for the first few mornings I assumed that there had been some horrible goof-up," wrote reader Lynn Voss.
No, it's simply a Web architecture goof-up. Digging in, Buzz determined that the certificate was issued for, but was being used on a match, thus a warning from the browser.
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.
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.