Translation of cock-up in Spanish:

cock-up

lío, n.

Pronunciation ///ˈkɑkˌəp/

noun

British
informal

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    lío masculine
    follón masculine Spain informal
    I made a cock-up of it la fastidié informal
    • In what is either a master stroke of publicity or a massive cock-up, the plot of the long-awaited novel may have been leaked.
    • There's been a cock-up on the social arrangements front.
    • Keep reading as we try to find more interesting celebrity cock-ups from around the world.
    • To those hacks like me who find life littered, as it were, with cock-ups rather than conspiracies, this is rather more plausible.
    • They neglected to mention the dozen phone calls I had to make to sort out the cock-ups.
    • The question is, was it a cock-up or a conspiracy?
    • I have been a lifelong follower of the cock-up rather than conspiracy theory, and it seems blatantly obvious that jockeys do make mistakes from time to time.
    • A kitchen cock-up meant we got salmon stir-fried with celery and a sweet and hot sauce, which was tasty enough, but not what we ordered.
    • The subsequent A-levels fiasco contains elements that are common to other recent political cock-ups, over issues ranging from health to transport and farming.
    • They derived from different causes and different cock-ups, and did not all contain the same level of danger to public safety.
    • Let us not kid ourselves that we have any idea of the true total cost of the cock-ups which occur so regularly with mega-projects.
    • It has taken months of terrible cock-ups for government failure to register on the opinion-poll radar, so the subject does merit further hammering.
    • Tempting as it is to see this as a gigantic conspiracy, I suspect it's more of a cock-up.
    • The company insists it was all the result of a cock-up and not conspiracy.
    • The most incredible feature of this success is that he has achieved it after so many cock-ups, mistakes and bad calls.
    • Administrative cock-ups do happen, and can go unnoticed for years.
    • I've always regarded him as an amiable buffoon who made some terrible cock-ups during his career.
    • It always depresses me that people remember the cock-ups rather than the wonderful food.
    • If you took all my mistakes and cock-ups in my life and laid them out in a line, you would say this guy is the most stupid and inept person ever.
    • The ongoing series of cock-ups makes clear that the war on terror is a slogan in search of a mission.