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Definition of "balls-up" [balls-up]

  • Something which becomes muddled or botched in some way. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "balls-up" in a sentence
  • "The $3.1 million project suffered a cost blowout of $615,000, which veteran Labor Senator John Faulkner described as a "balls-up"."
  • "Ireland will be given an official apology by the International Rugby Board this week, for the balls-up that cost their team their customary victory in Cardiff."
  • "I would like to think that it is a spell-check balls-up, but the mind still boggles."