Cock-Up

Cock-Up

Origin: English – a common phrase used to describe something bad has occurred

Cock-Up is frequently used to described a situation where something bad or unpleasant has occurred and prevent rightful things from happening or causing something bad to happen. E.g. a cock-up that leads to something that was supposed to happen not happening to a cock-up that leads to something bad/unpleasant happening.

Noun:

Officer to his men during an army training: “Gentlemen, there has been a cock-up in regard to our lunch ration. We originally indented 90 pax of ration but only 30 were delivered. We are now making arrangements for combat ration as replacements….very sorry for not giving you guys a hot meal…

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