The Chinese massage had started innocently enough, with the standard allotment of questions on age, nationality and marital status. But then almost imperceptibly it began to go downhill. First came the bruising kidney rub, and then what could only be called hyper-aggressive cupping. The masseuse was never overtly offensive, being almost professional to a fault, but she also never missed a pressure point.

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 said on
June 24, 2010
So how would you translate, 'screw up' or 'mess up', I'll avoid the expletives, unlike some others, on this one.
 said on
June 26, 2010
I'm still laughing - that was top drawer

 said on
June 27, 2010

You can say 弄糟了 or 搞砸了.

 said on
June 29, 2010
A very useful lesson. Thanks for sharing it.