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foul-up

[foul-uhp] /ˈfaʊlˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a condition of difficulty or disorder brought on by inefficiency, stupidity, etc.
2.
failure of a mechanical part to operate correctly.
3.
a person who habitually makes mistakes; bungler.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase foul up
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foul-up

noun
  1. A confused, tangled, hopeless situation; botch: It's supposed to be a concert series, but it's a total foul-up
  2. person who consistently blunders; bungler; fuck-up: Why put that notorious foul-up in charge?

[1940s+; a euphemism for fuck-up]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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