kerflooey

[ ker-floo-ee ]
/ kərˈflu i /

adverb, go kerflooey,

Informal. to cease functioning, especially suddenly and completely; fall apart; fail: As soon as the storm hit, every light in town went kerflooey.

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Origin of kerflooey

see origin at ker-, flooey
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