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snafu

slang A situation or event that has become totally ruined or ridiculously confused or chaotic. Originally a military acronym for "situation normal, all fouled/fucked up." Sometimes spelled with capital letters. Primarily heard in US. I spent the whole weekend sorting out a huge snafu with our automated ticketing system. Apparently it sent out thousands of tickets to the wrong people all around the country. The federal government is suing the state government, which was already suing the federal government for trying to sue the state government. What a SNAFU!
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snafu

(snæˈfu)
n. an accident; a foul-up. (Acronym. From situation normal, all fouled (fucked) up. Also capitalized.) What a snafu! All the power went off when you turned on the coffeepot.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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