: to manage (something) wrongly or poorly
- … started thinking that maybe employees are sometimes mismanaged because they let themselves be mismanaged. They don't fight back.
- —A. J. Anderson
- … even those professional Pollyannas who publicly find reason to praise the current municipal administration shake their heads in private and wonder how long we can go on deliberately mismanaging our affairs.
- —Brendan Gill
financial mismanagement of the company