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pear shaped

adverb Colloquial UK term for “badly”, as in “After radiotherapy, things went pear shaped.” The colloquial US equivalent is “south”, as in “After radiotherapy, things went south.”
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The alternative, if it all goes pear shaped, is the ugly sister of Scottish politics - the Tories.
Pear shaped women have a waist that is at least 10 inches smaller than their hips but the bust isn't as large as the bum.