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You might use the phrase pear-shaped to describe someone who’s wide in the hips, but to say everything went pear-shaped can also mean that things went wrong. This slang term was among the members of Britain’s Royal Air Force during the Falkland Islands War, referring to the fact that when planes crash, they crunch into the shape of a pear: big on one end, smaller on the other. This is part of a complete episode.

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