make a hash of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make a hash of

informal
:to ruin (something) by making many mistakes
  • He made a hash of the whole project!

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

hash play
  1. : to chop (food, such as meat and potatoes) into small pieces

  2. : confuse, muddle

  3. : to talk about : review

  1. : chopped food

  2. : a restatement of something that is already known

  3. : hodgepodge, jumble

  1. : hashish


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