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go pear-shaped

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo pear-shapedgo pear-shapedBritish English informal if an activity or situation goes pear-shaped, it goes wrong The whole thing went pear-shaped. pear-shaped
Examples from the Corpus
go pear-shapedMeg plays Alice, a cheerful hippy in the minutes before everything goes pear-shaped.
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