foul-up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

foul–up

noun \ˈfa(-ə)l-ˌəp\

: a problem caused by someone making a mistake or being careless

Full Definition of FOUL-UP

1
:  a state of confusion or an error caused by ineptitude, carelessness, or mismanagement <foul–ups in transportation>
2
:  a mechanical difficulty

First Known Use of FOUL-UP

1950

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