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.
a confused bungle.
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Origin of bollix
First recorded in 1930–35; variant of ballocks
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