dog's breakfast


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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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The result however, may end up as a dog's breakfast.
According to the media the upcoming UK election on May 7 looks like turning out to be little more than a dog's breakfast.
You make arrangements directly with the owner but have the security of a customer protection scheme if the dream home turns out to be 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.
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.
As I see it the objections are to the dog's breakfast that the Planning Department are trying to pass off as a proper and considered consultation, not the need for the LDF.
davyep The communities have no historic, cultural, geographic, economic or political common identity - and never have had - a dog's breakfast of a proposal.
It is no wonder therefore that Birmingham looks like a dog's breakfast.
I said I'd be amazed if they moved it, as it would be like moving a spoonful of a dog's breakfast from one bowl to another," he said.
But we were right on top at two each and the third goal was a dog's breakfast of a goal.
Having leapt into this dog's breakfast, I have it all over my face," Atwood wrote in Saturday's Guardian newspaper.