Word of the DayWednesday, September 19, 2012
\BOL-iks\ , verb;
To do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.
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
Bollix arose in the 1930s. It's a variation on the slang word bollocks.
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