Microsoft has had notable successes building the Xbox business and not bungling the acquisition of Skype.
For example, attendees shouted approval at questioners who bashed the SEC for bungling their investigation.
The problem for them is that this bungling incompetent already got more votes than the well-funded six-term incumbent did.
The process is driven not by bungling bureaucrats or by sinister moneymen, but by the deepest force of all: geography.
But his bungling was still a welcome bonus for the Feds, allowing them to kill lots of birds with one stone.
Doubtless the illustration was bungling in more than its setting forth, but the story is suggestive.
Is it because we are bungling legislators that they wish for us in London?
He realized with a gleam of wrath how bungling his flight must be.
His searching eyes missed not a movement, clever or bungling.
I will do what your bungling corporal has not been able to do.
1520s, origin obscure. OED suggests imitative; perhaps a mix of boggle and bumble, or more likely from a Scandinavian word akin to Swedish bangla "to work ineffectually," Old Swedish bunga "to strike" (cf. German Bengel "cudgel," also "rude fellow"). Related: Bungled; bungling.
1650s, from bungle (v.).