Definition of foul-up in English:

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foul-up

Pronunciation: /ˈfoul ˌəp/

noun

A mistake resulting in confusion.
Example sentences
  • Because of hockey, no one remembers the epic transportation foul-ups at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid.
  • Afflicted by teacher absenteeism, administrative foul-ups that leave students with nowhere to attend class, and falling student performance, administration of the nation's schools is still a challenge.
  • With his cynical estimate of a parliament costing £40m he ensured that the eventual bill was always going to look spendthrift, even without the foul-ups and extras that took its price to £431m.
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