ballup

ballup

[bawl-uhp]
noun Slang.
a state of confusion; mix-up.
Also, especially British, balls-up [bawlz-uhp] .


Origin:
1935–40; noun use of verb phrase ball up

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balls-up or slang (US) ballup (ˈbɔːlʌp)
 
n
1.  something botched or muddled
 
vb
2.  (tr, adverb) to muddle or botch
 
ballup or slang (US) ballup
 
n
 
vb

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