Alas, the filming of Roman Holiday went on too long and scuppered the wedding plans entirely.
The bid was expected to be approved before it was scuppered by the phone hacking scandal this summer.
He was in command of the post, and Major Mallery and the other officers with him might be scuppered.
The Huns had scuppered this battery and ransacked their dug-outs.
"It's early days to conclude Durrance has got scuppered," said he.
You would probably have all been scuppered if we had got up with the ole man.
"Blacker thinks we ought to have temporised, and that we shall get scuppered," said Luttrell.
"I don't think Durrance has got scuppered," said he, as he rose from his chair.
But the thought that the Boche had scuppered C Battery not a thousand yards away, and was coming on, did not improve the appetite.
"opening in a ship's side at deck level to let the water flow out," early 15c., perhaps from Old French escopir "to spit out," or related to Dutch schop "shovel," or from Middle English scope "scoop" (see scoop (n.)).
[WWII Navy; probably fr the sewerish connotations of scupper, ''deck drain on a ship'']