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  • adj. Alternative spelling of pear-shaped.

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Examples

  • His analysis of where it all went pearshaped is similar to that of Norman Dennis.

    Archive 2005-01-30

  • Life went pearshaped it's really got to stop doing that - I'll have some words with it, just as soon as I've had a nap and I never got it published.

    gillpolack: A couple of years ago I wrote an article

  • Thankfully none of the paranoid things I was doing my level best to avoid thinking, and managed to do so right up until work went pearshaped this afternoon.

    February 26th, 2007

  • Much of the crap that Jacqui Smith was spouting in the aftermath of the Damien Green affair on operational Police freedom was because they were aware that the De Menezes case was going to go pearshaped for the Government which after all authorised Operation Kratos shoot to kill policyand they wanted to create as much distance between them and theGovernment as possible.

    Jean Charles de Menezes: judicial review to follow

  • Back to work - lots to get done before I can leave today, including a possibly problematic meeting, which may involve the probability of me getting L4 higher duties due to the changing pearshaped-ness of the consumer migration * smug grin*

    November 6th, 2006

  • Id say thats where it went pearshaped; he chose the wrong ones, so he had to get rid of them!

    Deadly Intent

  • Perhaps i should wait till tomorrow just for something else to go pearshaped??

    September 22nd, 2005

  • Its profoundly undemocratic and when it all goes pearshaped you are going to have to get used to a lot of disappointment.

    The Other Mrs Lawrence: Outrage Into Outcomes?

  • On the other hand it could all go pearshaped - in which case at least they won't have the level of US (or Irish) support they could rely on 20 years ago.

    Another Blair Victim

  • O'course the questions could be of entirely different sorts to the UC ones meaning that it all goes pearshaped, let's see.

    Seems to be a weekly update at the moment

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