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Let's say I bollixed up that approach, and want to try it again.
An auditor who gets all bollixed following a simple procedure has just provided an "aha" moment by showing us that maybe we can write clearer procedures.
The badly bollixed launch of Obamacare health exchanges in 2013 involved scores of contractors and was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal center with fewer than 5,000 employees.
Bluntly contradicting the Obama campaign theme that Romney is a heartless corporate raider, Clinton told CNN that the Republican's record at Bain was "sterling." Covering a humourous W at the unveiling of his portrait, the White House press actually seemed nostalgic for the president who bollixed up Afghanistan, Iraq, Katrina and the economy - a sure sign that the Obama magic is flagging.
"I've a four-month old baby and I'm bollixed!" she admitted afterwards, adding: "I'll leave it at that, I'm finished."
Bankers on the grill: Called to Washington, eight of the nation's top financial institution CEOs, including Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, and John Mack, give Congress a chance to vent on how bollixed up the business of banking has gotten.
What the two have in common is the frequency of failure--though for opposite reasons: Community withers from too little activity; communication gets bollixed up when there's too much.
I miss the hell they would have given today's bollixed Republican Party--and the hope they would have inspired that a better future lay within reach.
Worse, their expectations of insurance, versus other things financial, are really bollixed up.
We get all bollixed up with uncertainty because we really don't see things clearly.
Also, make sure you protect all settlement discussions so they do not become bollixed up in the case itself.
For a time, backward and forward, progress and regression, were all bollixed up.
And I'll bet that much of what you find at higher frequencies is pretty bollixed up in terms of phase, especially when you look at phase differences between channels, compared to the output from the original tape recorder.