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  • n. Plural form of balls-up.


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  • But last night came the mother of all balls-ups as Liechtenstein lost to little-known minnows Scotland in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

    Libertines; and Firebreathing Kestrels

  • On top of the cost of the administration some are already projecting failures and time delays in getting the compensation back to the people who claim it - as happened with all the other tax credit balls-ups.

    Gordo's (partial) u-turn

  • However, Andy has made a fair few balls-ups of late.

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  • I made so many balls-ups trying to be like Fergie.


  • "If it was one of my usual balls-ups, he'd be there sneering from ear to bloody ear," he reflected ruefully.

    Frost at Christmas

  • Mullett was all ready to give me the tin-tack in appreciation of a couple of my more spectacular balls-ups when I had my little moment of triumph.

    Frost at Christmas

  • Short of calling off the commission and tranquillising a legal team that's locked jaws on a staggering array of balls-ups, the only option left for the Government is to spin the inquiry's findings - and spin hard.

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  • Normally when commentators step down, it's customary to list their gaffes and balls-ups.

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  • Sony's clearly making all these balls-ups on purpose so we can have a laugh.



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