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also screw-up  (skro͞o′ŭp′)
n. Slang
1. One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
2. A blunder; a mess: a managerial screwup.
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or screw′-up`,

n. Slang.
1. a serious mistake or blunder; foul-up.
2. a habitual blunderer.
[1955–60; Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screwup - the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation; "a typical bureaucratic screwup"
mismanagement, misdirection - management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
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also screw-up
1. Slang. A clumsy person:
2. Slang. A ruinous state of disorder:
Informal: hash.
Slang: snafu.
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He's a sociopathic screwup who knows he's a screwup (which sort of redeems him).
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"get them!", e.g., the Jews, but, in Hebrew, ganging up verbally as well), asli (cool), ashkara (today's "totally"), basta (market stall), dawin (shvitz), farsh (crappy, but also roach), fashla (screwup), fadicha (faux pas), frecha (bimbo), mangal (barbecue), and sachbak (yours truly; a chum or buddy), to which one may add franji (spiffy; lit.
For them, he is kind of an annoying screwup. Besides, Boov don't believe in friends or family.
Yep, it does take considerably longer, but I find when I make a mistake with a chisel or gouge it's not nearly as big a screwup as when I do it with my Dre-mel tool!