go pear-shaped

go pear-shaped
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(general) (United Kingdom)
a. irse a pique
Everything went pear-shaped when Kevin took over as manager.Todo se fue a pique cuando Kevin asumió el puesto de director.
b. irse a la porra
I have a bad feeling that things are going to go pear-shaped unless we take action.Tengo un presentimiento de que las cosas van a irse a la porra si no tomamos medidas.
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