American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
- n. Slang A blunder; a mess: a managerial screwup.
- n. colloquial A substantial mistake, usually causing problems for more people than just the person or group who made it.
- n. colloquial A person who often makes substantial mistakes.
- n. the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation
“He only has a couple of months left and a new President will have the opportunity to fix the screwup from the 43rd President of the United States of America”
“My favorite all-time sighting-in screwup occurred in Africa in 1978.”
“These comments about the people escaping another Bushcovites screwup is that there isn’t one of them who has ever experienced a single hardship in their whole whimpy lives.”
“Or possibly she just couldn't handle being the 'screwup' and decided to quit.”
“Starbuck has displayed many signs of someone who is at risk of suicide including erratic behaviour and mood swings, increased use of alcohol, depression, sense of worthlessness (the "screwup"), agression, giving things away (the statue of Athena given to Adama shortly before her death), isolation from loved ones, and previous attempts (the dual with "Scar" was clearly more than just an enemy threat elimination or a competition with Kat to be the top gun).”
“Because, frankly, this is the kind of screwup that could make a man lose faith.”
“I expect it was a planned operation not a "screwup" (from their perspective).”
“I’ll overlook the name screwup and hope they’re quick and clever enough to fix it this week.”
“Obama later called the couple's entry a "screwup," telling CBS television's "60 Minutes" last month that he was "unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process.”
“While I have a better opinion of the final "Quantum of Solace" result than you do (and certainly don't consider it a "screwup"), now I'm intrigued by what's on the second disc.”
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inspired by Mistakes Were Made. Words for things going wrong in a manner particularly violent, stupid, soul-crushing, boggling, grandiose, or any combination of these qualities.
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