foul-up foul-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) an embarrassing mistake

Usage(s):

  1. The police investigation into the calamity points more to a foul-up than foul play.
  2. But because of a foul-up in drafting the deepwater leases, 1,000 of them issued in 1998 and 1999 didn't contain the language lifting the exemption for higher prices.
  3. The foul-up had its beginnings in mid-August.

News

  • Car crashes into a Fresno shopping center

    A shopping center sustained major damage Wednesday when a Fresno woman clipped a barber shop after a simple foot foul-up.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

Quotes

  1. "We are trying to understand the ramifications of this congressional farm bill foul-up. We haven't found a precedent for a congressional blunder of this magnitude," said Scott Stanzel, a White House spokesman. "It looks like it may be back to...
    on May 21, 2004 By: Scott Stanzel Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called the affair "a first-class foul-up" and a UN spokesman Wednesday said the cockpit voice recorder tapes heard by the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington contain some conversations in French.
    on Mar 17, 2004 By: Kofi Annan Source: CNN International

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