flubbed flubbed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an embarrassing mistake
  2. (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Usage(s):

  1. He flubbed the first debate when he invaded her personal space, shouting at her to sign a paper forswearing soft money.
  2. Almost immediately, studio engineers adopted it as a trade secret to fix flubbed notes, saving them the expense and hassle of having to redo sessions.
  3. Falun Gong's leaders badly flubbed their damage control after the immolations.

News

  1. Shelly’s terrible two-fer

    The way Albany handles legislation can be hard to understand. But it’s all too clear why the Legislature this week flubbed two clear opportunities to earn and save millions by bringing our laws in line with those of every other state: Shelly Silver. One was a bill that would...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Video: Miss Utah gets a second chance at that pesky question

    Miss Utah Marissa Powell, she of the flubbed Miss USA interview, got cut a little slack on Tuesday by the "Today" show: She got a second chance to answer that troublesome question.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Miss Utah joins famous flubs hall of fame: 8 top gaffes

    After her flubbed response during the Q&A portion of Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, Miss Utah can take solace in at least one thing – she's not alone. From politicians to musicians to celebrities, plenty have experienced that queasy feeling of the public screw-up. Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, 21, joined the ranks with her head-scratching answer to the question of why women make less money than men i ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "The Americans flubbed it," Berenbaum said. "The bombing could have weakened the infrastructure and made it more difficult to kill with the efficacy with which they killed."
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Michael Berenbaum Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "That (ball) was moving," Ogilvy said. "It was a funny lie. I flubbed the first one. I don't normally practice those. But I got the second one. That's why you have to keep it on line."
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Geoff Ogilvy Source: AFP

  3. "Lots of people have flubbed the oath, perhaps most memorably Chief Justice (William Howard) Taft, who sort of riffed and then made up his own" upon swearing in then-president Herbert Hoover, said Rosen.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Herbert Hoover Source: AFP

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