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The meaning of "all to cock"

" All to cock "
Meaning:
Ruined or shambolic.
Example:
I put in tablespoons instead of teaspoons and my cake recipe has gone all to cock.
Where did it originate?:
Britain. A variant of 'cocked up', which is of mid-20th century origin.
Where is it used?:
Predominantly Britain.
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