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bollix

[bol-iks]
verb (used with object) Informal.
1.
to do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up ): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.
noun
2.
a confused bungle.
Also, bolix, bollox.


Origin:
1930–35; variant of ballocks

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bollix
"bungle," respelling (euphemistic?) of bollocks, pl. of bollock "testicle," from O.E. beallucas "testicles," from P.Gmc. *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to inflate, swell" (see bole).
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