A friend of mine, who is renovating a bathroom in her house, posted the following to Facebook yesterday:
The real skylight is one floor above in the bathroom we’re renovating. A water leak during demolition banjaxed my entire kitchen ceiling.
To which another friend replied:
Outstanding use of “banjaxed.”
I’d never noticed the word before, although I should have as it appears in several rather famous books that I have read. It’s Irish slang meaning to batter or ruin.
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