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  • n. Plural form of goof-up.

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Examples

  • The trio of screenwriters spends too much time dawdling with these goof-ups doing a Three Stooges imitation, while keeping the comic mayhem to a minimum.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Horrible Bosses

  • * There were a handful of goof-ups and just plain goofy picks, which I will nonetheless include in the tabulations.

    Contest wrap-up: How we picked 'em

  • Hillary Clinton lost the nomination because of waaaaaay too many goof-ups in her campaign.

    Analysis: Why Clinton's bid failed

  • I do, however, note glaring errors (i.e., not just a mispelled word or a single agreement problem), such as a missing phrase (yes, sometimes an entire line gets lost over a page break and no-one notices), an incorrect (read: hopelessly out of touch) pop culture reference, or factual goof-ups.

    Reviews in a word

  • Handel's Messiah is a notorious Venus fly-trap for embarrassingly funny diction goof-ups.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Of course there were goof-ups in the play-off games last night, that's to be expected given the exhaustion, overdose rushes of adrenalin during those last grueling minutes and the circumstances of the play-offs themselves.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • It could be the heart medicine or even cancer medicine, but that just does not explain the goof-ups of a well-practiced, slick politician like McCain.

    Little More Light Today

  • VELEZ MITCHELL: But it sounds like no major goof-ups, no major gaffes that are going to cause headlines in papers across the country.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2008

  • ERROL LOUIS, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think what you are seeing is some dueling kind of goof-ups where one campaign adviser after another says something that the campaign has to disassociate themselves from.

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2008

  • You know, I could probably do an entire blog on the goof-ups of Etruscologists alone.

    Etruscan 'cupe': The person that would be cup.

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