make a mess


make a mess
v. create disorder, mess up; spoil, disrupt

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a mess of — index muddle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make a mess of — MISMANAGE, mishandle, bungle, fluff, spoil, ruin, wreck; informal mess up, botch, make a hash of, muck up, foul up; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of, make a Horlicks of, cock up. → mess * * * make a mess of : to ruin (something) or to make many …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mess of — he made a mess of the project Syn: mismanage, mishandle, bungle, fluff, spoil, ruin, wreck; informal mess up, botch, make a hash of, foul up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make a mess of — v. mishandle, bungle, screw up, spoil, ruin, wreck; mess up, botch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make a mess —    to urinate or defecate involuntarily or in an inappropriate place    Nursery and geriatric use when involuntary by humans, indoors by domestic pets:     If he makes another mess... I ll have him destroyed. (N. Mitford, 1945, of a dog) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • make a mess of — See: SCREW UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a mess of — See: SCREW UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ mess\ of — See: screw up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a mess of doing something — make a mess of (doing) something phrase to make a lot of mistakes when you are doing or dealing with something Tom felt he had made a mess of his life. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym Main entry: mess …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mess of (something) — 1. to spoil something or do it very badly. Our bank seems to have made a mess of our loan documents. 2. to cause a lot of damage to a place. Violent storms are making a mess of the Midwest …   New idioms dictionary


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