Wonder what that "Neat Phrase" is that someone keeps using?

21 06 2005

Why look dumb by asking, when you can look it up: What Does That Mean?  It’s a little limited at the present, but it’s a Wiki, so it’s user expandable.

Idiom/Phrase: screw the pooch

Where This is Used: U.S.

Definition :

Said when one has seriously messed something up, well beyond making a simple mistake. Can also be used as a term of ironic admiration for the magnitude of said mistake.

Usage:

“Wow, you really screwed the pooch on that one.”

(In cases of extreme screwup, can be shortened simply to “pooch”: “John hadn’t driven a manual transmission before. The clutch is pooched.”)

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