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bollix

or bol·ix, bol·lox

[ bol-iks ]
/ ˈbɒl ɪks /
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verb (used with object) Informal.

to do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.

noun

a confused bungle.

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Origin of bollix

First recorded in 1930–35; variant of ballocks
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