- to make an irreparable (possibly tragic) mistake. Originated in the US Air Force.
Well, Jim, we lost the account. Looks like you really screwed the pooch on this one.
Obama really screwed the pooch with his debate performance.
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Last edited on Oct 10 2012. Submitted by kim c. from Janesville, IL 62435, USA
on Feb 18 1999.
- to fail completely. Originated in the US Air Force.
Q: How did you do on the exam?
A: I totally screwed the pooch.
Oh man! You just screwed the pooch!
Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Steve O. from Austin, TX, USA
on Jan 17 2003.
- to waste time; "mess around".
Quit screwing the pooch and come help me.
Last edited on Jan 04 2011. Submitted by Andrew G. from Spokane, WA, USA
on Jul 19 2003.
- to die.
I heard from Fred that old Barney screwed the pooch.
- See more words with the same meaning: to die.
Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Kenn C. from Emmaus, PA, USA
on Jan 18 2006.