Balls-up meaning

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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.
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(idiomatic, UK, vulgar) Something which becomes muddled or botched in some way.

I was making a cake but when I added too much sugar, it became the balls-up of my cooking career.

noun
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(UK, New Zealand, vulgar) To do something badly. To ruin a job.

He really ballsed up that paint work. It'll have to be redone!

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Origin of balls-up

  • Balls in this sense refers to testicles.

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  • from balls + up

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  • from ball up

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