sna|fu

sna|fu
sna|fu «sna FOO», noun, adjective, verb, -fued, -fu|ing. Slang.
–n.
1. a condition of great disorder; chaotic state of affairs: »

There were a few inevitable snafus (an unscheduled tornado raised hob at Richmond, Va., and communication lines went dead) (Newsweek).

2. anything hopelessly mishandled; botched piece of work: »

The former Ambassador…left in July and snafus over political clearance held up another appointment (Newsweek).

–adj.
being in great disorder; snarled; confused.
–v.t.
1. to put in disorder or a chaotic state: »

Shipments of the same drugs to our most severely hurt allies are snafued in bureaucracy (Birmingham News).

2. to mishandle; botch.
[< the initial letters of “situation normal—all fouled up”]

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