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cock–up

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cock–up/ˈkɑːkˌʌp/noun
pluralcock–ups
cock–up
/ˈkɑːkˌʌp/
noun
pluralcock–ups
  
[count]British, informal
: a situation that is complicated, unpleasant, or difficult to deal with because of someone's mistake
— see also cock up at 2cock
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