For example, attendees shouted approval at questioners who bashed the SEC for bungling their investigation.
Microsoft has had notable successes building the Xbox business and not bungling the acquisition of Skype.
The process is driven not by bungling bureaucrats or by sinister moneymen, but by the deepest force of all: geography.
1520s, origin obscure. OED suggests imitative; perhaps a mix of boggle and bumble, or more likely from a Scandinavian word akin to Swedish bangla "to work ineffectually," Old Swedish bunga "to strike" (cf. German Bengel "cudgel," also "rude fellow"). Related: Bungled; bungling.
1650s, from bungle (v.).