make a poor fist of

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Definition of make a poor fist of

British, informal
: to do (something) badly He made a poor fist of explaining his reasons.

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“Make a poor fist of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20poor%20fist%20of. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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