make a mess of

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Definition of make a mess of

: to ruin (something) or to make many mistakes in doing (something) The scandal made a mess of his political career. The weather made a mess of our plans. He made a mess of his speech.

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“Make a mess of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20mess%20of. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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