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go Pete Tong

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go Pete Tong

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) To go wrong.
    • 2007, Robbie Fithon, Rainy City Players (page 95)
      But when Bobby got busted, it all went Pete Tong for him.
    • 2008, Dan Mills, Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq:
      It didn't take a brain surgeon to realize that things were obviously in danger of going Pete Tong. It was time to back off.
    • 2010, Geraint Anderson, Cityboy Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile
      Things started going Pete Tong as the superficially attractive two- or three-year fixed mortgage deals ran out, interest rates went up and the housing bubble inevitably burst.