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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Definitions for bollix

  1. To do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.
  2. A confused bungle.

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Citations for bollix
People always bollix up the things that are most important to them. Eric Gabriel Lehman, Summer's House
It was a sort of cruel fun watching this guy bollix up his life, like watching a cat fight duct tape. Sarah Smith, Chasing Shakespeares
Origin of bollix
1930-1935
Bollix arose in the 1930s. It's a variation on the slang word bollocks.