make a muck of (something)

Definition of make a muck of (something)

British, informal
:to do (something) badly or with many mistakes
  • He's made a muck of things.

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

muck play
  1. : soft moist farmyard manure

  2. : slimy dirt or filth

  3. : defamatory remarks or writings

  1. : to clean up

  2. : to clear of muck

  3. : to dress (something, such as soil) with muck

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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