balls-up

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Etymology[edit]

Balls in this sense refers to testicles.

Noun[edit]

balls-up (plural balls-ups)

  1. (idiomatic, Britain, vulgar) Something which becomes muddled or botched in some way.
    Synonyms: ballup, cock-up, mess-up
    I was making a cake but when I added too much sugar, it became the balls-up of my cooking career.

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