What does GBR stand for?

Garbled beyond recovery

Ever heard of GBR? It’s an acronym that means “Garbled beyond recovery.” This is just a fancy way to say that something is so broken that it can’t be fixed. You might use GBR to talk about a piece of technology, like your laptop or your phone, that’s completely busted.

Maybe you’ve heard of a similar slang term, FUBAR? Well, GBR is kind of like a less popular version of FUBAR. The difference is that while FUBAR means that everything’s going wrong, GBR is more about a single thing that’s broken beyond repair.

You’ll usually see GBR in text messages or online. It’s the perfect term to use when you’ve just figured out that there’s a problem with something, and there’s no way to fix it. So, the next time your phone crashes and won’t turn back on, you know what to say: “My phone’s GBR.”

Example for using ‘GBR’ in a conversation

Hey, I just dropped my phone in the toilet! 😱

Oh no! Is it working?

No, it’s totally GBR. 😭

That’s a bummer. Time for a new phone, I guess. πŸ“±πŸ’Έ