Definition of gang agley in English:

gang agley

  • (Of a plan) go wrong.
    [ 1786: from Robert Burns's 'The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley' (Poems and Songs)]
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    • The best laid plans, I discovered, can indeed gang agley, as swiftly as a mouse's existence is ended by a harvester.
    • But that wrecked show-trial wasn't the only media scheme that ganged agley in November 2005.
    • I should have expected that plan to gang agley.
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