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British slang for events taking an unexpected turn for the worse.

(See also "Pete Tong")
"I was hoping this would be a great party but it's all gone pear-shaped now the police have turned up..."
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When something potentially good has gone disastrously wrong. Similar to "taking a turn for the worst" or going "pete tong".
"It all went pear-shaped for England when that shavne headed fool stepped up for the first pen, innit".
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When something has 'gone pear-shaped', it means something has gone wrong or not according to plan.
My barbeque has gone pear-shaped - nobody has bothered to turn up.
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UK slang (London)

To go wrong, to be victims of Murphy's Law. Often heard for the lips of actors in Brit crime flicks and cop shows Origin obscure.
"Bloody Hell it's the sweeny, it's all gone pear shaped"
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Unexpectedly gone wrong or gone awry.
"Since the plane times changed my whole holiday plans have gone pear-shaped..."
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When the majority of things appear to be negative. Like the shape of a pear, the majority is at the bottom (bad) and little is at the top (good).
I lost my job, my girlfriend dumped me and I just got evicted. Life has just gone pear-shaped.
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originates from: when a woman gets older, her breasts shrivel up and arse blooms out, giving her a figure shaped like a pear

means: its all gone wrong

see also: tits up
"oh bloody hell, its all gone pear shaped"
by itcreaks June 28, 2004
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