Make a mess of a job

Make a mess of a job
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  • make — I. verb (made; making) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English macian; akin to Old High German mahhōn to prepare, make, Greek magēnai to be kneaded, Old Church Slavic mazati to anoint, smear Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • make — I [[t]me͟ɪk[/t]] CARRYING OUT AN ACTION ♦ makes, making, made (Make is used in a large number of expressions which are explained under other words in this dictionary. For example, the expression to make sense is explained at sense .) 1) VERB You… …   English dictionary

  • make a (complete/total) bollocks of something — Vrb phrs. To make a mess of something, to make a mistake. E.g. I don t think the job s mine, I made a complete bollocks of my interview …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • make a (complete/total) bollocks of something — Vrb phrs. To make a mess of something, to make a mistake. E.g. I don t think the job s mine, I made a complete bollocks of my interview …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • make — 1 verb past tense and past participle made, PRODUCE STH 1 (T) to produce something by working: I m going to make a cake for Sam s birthday. | Did you make that dress yourself? | a car made in Japan | They re making a documentary about the Civil… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • do vs make —   Do | Make   When do or make are used as main verbs it can be confusing to ESL learners. The verb make goes with some words and the verb do with other words.   Do   We use the verb do when someone performs an action, activity or task.   • do a… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • do vs make —   Do | Make   When do or make are used as main verbs it can be confusing to ESL learners. The verb make goes with some words and the verb do with other words.   Do   We use the verb do when someone performs an action, activity or task.   • do a… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • botch up —    / make a botch of    If you spoil something, or make a mess of it, by doing a job badly or incorrectly, you make a botch of it or you botch it up.     Danny tried to assemble the new desk, but he made a botch of it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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