The abbreviation for Cluster-Fuck (CF) using the Phonetic Alphabet
I knew that mission was going to be a huge charlie foxtrot after things started to hit the fan
Military slang, phonetic abbreviation for "Cluster Fucked", metaphorically describing an incoherant entanglement of a certain situation or formation.
Don't break you're chain of command, then I'll have a shitload of paperwork coming my way and it'll turn my schedule into a big Charlie Foxtrot.
When marching, keep your distance, interval and cover, or the formation is a Charlie Foxtrot.
An alt of clusterfuck
which can be used in the presence of children, parents, or other groups one might wish to avoid cursing in front of.
"Somebody un-charlie foxtrot this charlie foxtrot."
-Captain of a local educational sailing vessel upon discovering a clusterfuck of rope while instructing a class of fifth-graders.
"Cluster Fuck" commonly used with the military being the phonetic alphabet
"Dude, the mission was a total Charlie Foxtrot!!"
Codename for Cluster Fuck when you're in public or private situations that calls for a swear of such magnitude but manners and courtesy call for some discretion
Boss: Steve I need you to fix the mess on the DNS server caused by Chuck last week
You: Yeah..that was one hell of a Charlie Foxtrot
Boss: Yeah he is like Charlie Brown..
((swearing to superior avoided))
word of the day: May 03, 2012
Phonetics for Cluster-Fuck
"This is a real Charlie Foxtrot assignment."