What does GBR stand for?

Garbled beyond recovery

GBR is an acronym that stands for "Garbled beyond recovery," which is another way to say that something is too broken to be fixed. It is often used to describe technological devices, such as a computer or a smartphone, that is unrecoverable.

GBR is a less common version of the popular FUBAR acronym, which is used for situations where everything is going wrong. It is typically sent in text messages and online by a person who just diagnosed an issue where no fix is available.


This computer is GBR. It doesn't even boot up anymore

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Updated September 18, 2019

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