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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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"George thought he had fallen and even said 'whoops-a-daisy' to him.
And this unfortunate filly wasn't even on the course, but crossing the bridge at Aintree station in her extremely tight skirt and vertiginous stilettos when, whoops-a-daisy, she fell flat on her pert derriere to cacophonous cackles, not only from her chums, but the girls in the ticket office too.
Those caught out call it a "momentary lapse" or an "innocent mistake" or a "whoops-a-daisy moment".
Philip Bushill-Matthews (Con, West Midlands) is to replace Giles Chichester, who resigned this month after admitting paying pounds 400,000 from expenses to a family firm, in what he called a "whoops-a-daisy" error.
Before stepping down he said it was embarrassing to then find that, "whoops-a-daisy", he was breaching existing rules himself.
But last night he acknowledged that, because of what he called a "whoops-a-daisy" moment, he had to go.
We took a peek behind the scenes at Belvedere Hamlets infant school Nativity play to see how preparations for their show, The Whoops-a-daisy Angel, are going.
I had planned it as a bit of a treat for my class, but it spread across the school, and it sort of tied in with our infant Christmas play, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.
His arrogant "whoops-a-daisy" dismissal of a financial controversy sealed his resignation as leader of the Tory MEPs.
And Hugh grins, brushes his adorable hair out of his lovely eyes and charmingly mumbles, "Whoops-a-daisy...