go blooey

(redirected from went 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

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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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.
(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.) Finally Moynihan took a detailed outline from his assistants, wrote the report himself, and brought it to his boss, Willard Wirtz, the secretary of labor.