blooey


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blooey

1. A word used to indicate that something has gone completely awry or totally failed. Plans for the gala are blooey—our chief donor backed out and took his millions with him.
2. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really blooey!

go blooey

slang To go completely awry; to totally fail. Plans for the gala went blooey after our chief donor backed out and took his millions with him.
See also: blooey, go

blooey

(ˈblui)
1. mod. gone; destroyed. Everything is finished, blooey!
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, I’m blooey. I’m stoned to the bones.

go blooey

and go flooey (go ˈblui and go ˈflui)
in. to fall apart; to go out of order. All my plans went blooey because of the rain. I just hope everything doesn’t go flooey at the last minute.
See also: blooey, go
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In this new world of laissez-faire, when things go blooey, the government itself is exposed to risk alongside hapless investors--if the commercial banks are lending federally insured deposits along with their own investment plays or are exercising what amounts to an equity position in the failed management.
But then, as soon as the Asian countries went blooey, the new conventional line was that their fates didn't matter to us: "We've got the best, most vibrant economy in the world.
Every time you get going nicely, in barges some alien influence and the Muse goes blooey.
The "Muse goes blooey," we presume, much as it did when Coleridge was interrupted by that gentleman from Porlock; with Wodehouse, it is hard to take poetic practice with due seriousness.
Moynihan, a great reviser of his own history, now says it was the discovery of this statistic that prompted the report--"the numbers went blooey on me," as he puts it.
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