dog's dinner

dog's dinner
A complete mess.

The Polizei had made a dogs dinner of this. Vera would have done better, no doubt of it. It now remained to be seen whether the Law would do better.

Syn: dogs breakfast

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  • dog's dinner — Something that is a dog s dinner is a real mess …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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