American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
- n. A mechanical failure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an embarrassing mistake.
- v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
- n. an embarrassing mistake
“Flakes melted onto wet streets as snowplows – some equipped with global positioning devices since the blizzard foul-up – and salt spreaders sat idle in neighborhoods all over the city.”
“Flakes melted onto wet streets as snowplows — some equipped with global positioning devices since the blizzard foul-up — and salt spreaders sat idle in neighborhoods all over the city.”
“At what point (I hate to say it) does free enterprise/big business/owners accept culpability for their foul-up?”
“Jim Naughtie wasn't the first presenter to let slip with a four-letter foul-up”
“As a young BBC producer in the mid-1980s, I once wrote him a note to apologize for a foul-up that had left him hanging around a studio, wasting time.”
“He wasn't involved in the foul-up that started the situation, which was on the 11th lap, but at high speed, he couldn't avoid it.”
“Then he watches as the son Merritt Clouseau spends months bouncing around Portland causing one bumbling foul-up after another.”
“Lawrence said his own father-in-law ripped off a friend for $10,000 by falsely pretending to be an ex-Navy SEAL left penniless by a government paperwork foul-up.”
“In the biggest foul-up, the investors say, Prudential was forced to delay by over a week the launch of the share sale, known as a rights issue, as it scrambled to address objections by the U. K.'s Financial Services Authority over the proposed capitalization of the combined company.”
“I have rarely seen an anchor on live TV look less disappointed at a technical foul-up.”
Looking for tweets for foul-up.