a dog's breakfast

Definition of a dog's breakfast

British, informal
:something that is messy or poorly done
  • It was a dog's breakfast of a match, and our coach was understandably upset.

Word by Word Definitions

dog play
  1. : canid

  2. : a male dog

  3. : a worthless or contemptible person

  1. : canine

  2. : having an inferior or inauthentic quality : spurious

  1. : to hunt, track, or follow like a hound

  2. : to worry as if by pursuit with dogs : plague

  3. : to bother or pester persistently

  1. : extremely, utterly

breakfast play
  1. : the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning

  2. : the food prepared for a breakfast


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