Make a botch of

Make a botch of
mess up

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • make a botch of — Australian Slang mess up …   English dialects glossary

  • make a botch of something — phrase to do something badly or carelessly You’ve made a real botch of that painting. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym Main entry: botch …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a botch of something — to do something badly or carelessly You ve made a real botch of that painting …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • botch — I = botch up botch UK [bɒtʃ] / US [bɑtʃ] or botch up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms botch : present tense I/you/we/they botch he/she/it botches present participle botching past tense botched past participle botched informal to do something… …   English dictionary

  • botch — [[t]bɒ̱tʃ[/t]] botches, botching, botched 1) VERB If you botch something that you are doing, you do it badly or clumsily. [INFORMAL] [V n] It is a silly idea and he has botched it. [V ed] ...a botched job. Syn: mess up PHRASAL VERB …   English dictionary

  • botch — 1 also botch up verb (T) informal to do something badly, because you have been careless or because you do not have the skill to do it properly: The builders really botched up our patio. botcher noun (C) 2 also botch up noun (C) informal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • botch up — verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑muff, ↑blow, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a hash of — (informal) BUNGLE, fluff, mess up, make a mess of; mismanage, mishandle, ruin, wreck; informal botch, muff, muck up, foul up, screw up, blow; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of …   Useful english 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

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