go pear-shaped

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Definition of go pear-shaped

British, informal
: to go wrong She was in debt, and when she lost her job it all went pear-shaped.

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“Go pear-shaped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20pear-shaped. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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