verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
See parent entry: → foul
- 2verb + adverb (bungle)(American English) [colloquial]
meter la pata [colloquial]
- [colloquial]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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