Meaning of “go pear-shaped” in the English Dictionary


"go pear-shaped" in English

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go pear-shaped

UK informal

If a plan goes pear-shaped, it fails:

We'd planned to go away for the weekend, but it all went pear-shaped.

(Definition of “go pear-shaped” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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