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This page is about the slang term fuck-up



a serious mistake

For example

  • There's been a major fuck-up in delivering the shipment. Some idiot sent it to Austria instead of Australia.

  • How could a fuck-up like this happen? You told me you always double-check everything yourself.

Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)

Quick Quiz

If there's been a serious fuck-up in the factory, production will probably

a. speed up

b. slow down

c. be unaffected
a) speed up b) slow down c) be unaffected

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Contributor: Josef Essberger