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bollix up

slang To jumble up or ruin something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bollix" and "up." Boy, you really bollixed up this report—I'm not sure I can even fix it. Take your time so you don't bollix it up!
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bollixed up

Bungled; messed up; mixed up. Oh man, the printer really bollixed up this report. The pages are all out of order now, and I think a whole section is missing!
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bollix something up

Inf. to ruin something; to mess something up. Please don't bollix my stereo up. Who bollixed up the folded laundry?
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bollix up

v.
To make a mess of something because of mistakes or poor judgment: I'm afraid you've bollixed up that job badly! Don't make me paint the chairs; I'll just bollix it up.
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Over time, hiring more federal bureaucrats while pruning proxies would result in a federal government less beset by grant-seeking and contract-mongering special interests, more "faithfully executed" by the executive branch, and less bollixed by the Congress and its dozens of massively dysfunctional administrative oversight committees and subcommittees.
Why is an intelligent observer getting basic categories in American political development bollixed up?
"The problem is that the government has hemp all bollixed up with drugs."
Your disk is defective, your files may he bollixed up, but the designer leaves you only one possible reply.
The fact that she was now a government employee bollixed everything up: Everyone knew there were people working under her and people working above her, but, after all, she was married to the president.
So now, symbolically washing his hands, W.'s putting out this cute little disingenuous book about his father that won't mention that he bollixed up the globe, his presidency, and marred Jeb's chances, all because he wasn't listening to his father or "working the problem.''
Yet it would be a mistake to imply that there were two Reagans--the farsighted statesman who won the Cold War and the chucklehead who bollixed up U.S.
Bills died by the dozen as the lawmakers wanted by the law bollixed up the legislative works (bills not through second reading as of May 15 die automatically, a bit of legislative process the fleeing Dems cunningly used to their advantage).
Sentences like "It may be that there are inherent gender differences, reinforced by socialization processes, that incline women to use a collective leadership pattern to steer a nascent organization through its difficult start-up phase more easily than men as a result of inherent gender differences reinforced by socialization processes" leave me bollixed.
Kramer) under the title "How Crazy was Zelda?" A more apt heading would have been "How Bollixed was Scott?" For these missives--slapdash, testy, and defensive in some sections; eloquent, incisive, and movingly despairing in others--capture in a compressed, literate form the double ambivalence that is experienced by many typical spouse-caregivers: a desperate pleading for physicians' help to cure the illness paired with a wish to save the patient themselves; ardor for their beloved's well-being matched by desire to be unburdened.
I inquired about this with a PR rep for Pacific Microsonics, who then did some inquiring of his own and reported back to me that as far as he could tell, the disc was originally mastered for HDCD but was then for some reason remastered and the HDCD subcode was bollixed up.
Then, ask yourself if you remember your last fully bollixed approach from which you somehow landed, and how you felt about that.
The Tehran media completely bollixed a news report last week, saying the Pasdaran had announced the capture of yet another foreign drone flying over Iran.
Thus, you're right in that all the heading and speed parameters are bollixed up.