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flub the dub

old-fashioned To fail to do what one is supposed to do; to bungle or botch something. Unfortunately, he is notorious for flubbing the dub in similar roles of authority. Why on earth they would put him in charge is beyond me. Everyone knew her political campaign was over after she flubbed the dub so spectacularly in the 1964 Senate election.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flub the dub

Inf. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign. Please don't flub the dub this time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flub the dub

tv. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

flub the dub, to

To loaf or evade duty; also, to bungle or botch. This term dates from the first half of the 1900s and became widely current during World War II. Early on it also was slang for male masturbation, but that sense has not survived. John Hersey used it in G.I. Laughs (1943), “Wanders from barracks to barracks . . . generally flubbing his dub.” And D. Stagg (in Glory Jumpers (1959), “The Air Corps flubbed the dub again and scattered the drop.”
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