fuck-up


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fuck up

1. verb, rude slang To mess up or ruin something. The threat of a hurricane really fucked up our vacation plans! Boy, you really fucked up this engine. When was the last time you got your oil changed?
2. verb, rude slang To fail or malfunction. The printer fucked up last night so I still haven't printed my report.
3. verb, rude slang To be intoxicated. You guys were really fucked up at the party last night. Do you remember anything at all?
4. adjective, rude slang Messed up or ruined. Boy, this engine is really fucked up. When was the last time you got your oil changed?
5. noun, rude slang One who is apt to mess up or ruin something. The phrase is usually hyphenated in this usage. Of course he ruined his car engine in a month —he's a real fuck-up.
6. noun, rude slang A complete mess. The phrase is usually hyphenated in this usage. This drawer is a total fuck-up—why are hairspray, batteries, and spoons all in here together?
See also: fuck, up

fuck-up

1. n. a mess; a hopeless hodgepodge. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) When you went home yesterday, you left behind a first-class fuck-up. Now you can clean it up.
2. n. someone who does everything wrong; someone who messes everything up. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) Poor Willie is such a fuck-up. What a mess he has made.
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He was an asshole anyway, and just about the only person--or at least the only white person--who could stand him was his own mother, and truthfully even she had lost patience with him, which was why he was living at Hope House in the first place, and not at his ma's: because his ma could only take so much of him, and then she was ready to have her house back again, just the way she liked it, without having to cater to her fuck-up son, cooking and cleaning up after him, and, after he left, washing the bed linens and towels twice to make sure that all the HIV came out.
As a result, they're lonely, cranky, emotional fuck-ups, which the actors have a ball playing.
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Legend has it the pipemaster himself babysat the crew as they installed the pipe and capsule, preventing the usual fuck-ups and sloppiness.
They traverse the artistic pathway Jim Morrison was bent on blowing out, and they don't even have to act like fuck-ups to do it.
I don't really care about fuck-ups or keeping straight knitting, I don't think that looks quite as interesting.