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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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For pear-shaped women the first priority is to avoid becoming apple shaped so it's vital to maintain a generally healthy diet.
AFTER ten years of economic growth and prudence by Gordon Brown, our then Chancellor, two years on as our Prime Minister it's all gone pear-shaped.
If you're pear-shaped, the trick is to find clothes that balance you out - bootleg jeans are perfect, as the flare will balance out your top half, making your legs look long and lean.
Fighting Barrett - the gatekeeper to the heavyweight division - is a massive gamble which could go pear-shaped in 20 seconds," he said.
IT'S all gone pear-shaped for Carol Vorderman, asked to drop wages from pounds 1million a year to a mere pounds 100,000, for er, counting up the numbers on Countdown or spelling out "the cat sat on the mat".
I opposed him in Trading Post, firmly of the opinion that he would be short enough to lay without taking a huge hit in the pocket if things went pear-shaped.
A huge pear-shaped pink diamond, which Hirst has named The Skull Star Diamond, is mounted on the centre of the skull's forehead and surrounded by 14 flawless white pear-shaped diamonds.
The scientists then coated the micro-meter-long, pear-shaped bacteria with a solution containing biotin, a vitamin that readily binds to streptavidin.
Even if the season goes pear-shaped form-wise, the Bluebirds wouldn't like the Swans being higher than them in the table at any stage of the forthcoming campaign.
Marie has devised diet programmes for both apple and pear-shaped women, which avoid following the latest fads, and stick to what she believes suit your individual shape.
This bikini is great for a pear-shaped figure as the high bottoms help give the illusion of longer legs.
Almost inevitably, everything goes pear-shaped and Gromit is forced to bail his hapless partner out of trouble.