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    #1

    Cool up

    Hello!

    Is "up" necessary here?: "She effed that one up"

    Thank you
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    #2

    Re: up

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is "up" necessary here?: "She effed that one up"

    Thank you
    W
    Yes, the expression is "to f***** something up".

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    #3

    Re: up

    I've found a phrase "eff off" which is used to rudely tell someone to go away.
    but what could "eff up" mean?

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: up

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I've found a phrase "eff off" which is used to rudely tell someone to go away.
    but what could "eff up" mean?

    Thanks
    Do you know what the "eff" in "eff off" stands for?

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    #5

    Re: up

    The phrase "eff off" means "f*** off", right?

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    #6

    Re: up

    To eff something up means to make a total mess of it, to ruin it. I more polite way to say it is that "he screwed that one up" and even more polite is "he really messed that one up."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: up

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    The phrase "eff off" means "fuck off", right?
    Yes. To "f*** something up" means to make a mess of it/ruin it etc.

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