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dog's breakfast

, dog's dinner - Meaning a mess or muddle, a dog's breakfast or dog's dinner originally may have referred to a cooking mishap with results fit only for a dog's consumption.
See also related terms for mess.
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Noun1.dog's breakfast - a poor job; a mess; "they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
kettle of fish, fix, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, hole - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
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It's a bit of a dog's breakfast at the moment," said Blyth.
They couldn't make more of a dog's breakfast of things than some of their (Tory and Lib Dem) owners.
They gave away two penalties - Yann Kermogant scored early on and Brett Pitman near the end - and could have conceded two more in a defensive dog's breakfast.
THE Government, having made a dog's breakfast of the education system, with increasing academisation, free schools, faith schools and independent schools, (some not following the National Curriculum and some allowed to hire unqualified teachers), now further muddies the water by suggesting the reintroduction of grammar schools.
Rodado en apenas 13 dias en la Universidad de Sidney donde este director mexicano estudiaba su maestria, Dog's Breakfast (Mexico-Australia; 2015) es un thriller tarantinesco que costo--por que no habia mas--5 mil dolares.
If you thought Labour was making a dog's breakfast over its leadership election, Ukip's attempts to find a successor to Nigel Farage seem even more strewn with obstacles.
Other revenue -- always a small category that's a dog's breakfast of printing, distribution and things like syndicate sales -- looks to have gone up almost eight percent.
According to the media the upcoming UK election on May 7 looks like turning out to be little more than a dog's breakfast.
I first send them my ideas looking not unlike the proverbial Mad Dog's Breakfast and they help me put some sort of order into them.
Radio remains a dog's breakfast, but it was encouraging to see wins in mobile (in its first year), cyber, promo & activation, PR and media - categories that had previously proved elusive.
Big Dog's Breakfast Week aims to get people inviting friends or colleagues to join a fundraising breakfast.
EIOPA is the regulator making such a dog's breakfast of SII.