bollix up bollix up
- (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin
- And while the majority leader has power over the schedule, the Senate's arcane rules give any individual Senator the power to bollix up the works.
- These friends have been working together too long for mere chaos to bollix up their teamwork, but in another household, anarchy would have triumphed this morning.
- The same men who two years earlier launched the quixotic, inept Bay of Pigs operation, and some of whom, it has been alleged, went on to bollix up the Watergate break-in.