half-arsed


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half-arsed

adj
slang incompetent; inept; badly organized
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In all these incidents, the apologies have been half-arsed, more "sorry I got caught" than just sorry.
FABULOUS Amy Barlow Why has the level-headed community-minded Yasmeen suddenly had a character transplant and become embroiled in a half-arsed neighbours-from-hell storyline with Sally?
Matt shot him a half-arsed smile; less a smile than a smirk.
How could they treat my sport in this jokey, half-arsed way?
They have 10 times the talent pool we have but they're kidding themselves if they think this half-arsed quota will help them.
I didn t want to do it half-arsed and have them throw it back at us or anything like that.
While there's a half-arsed hint at self-improvement for the kids, the real point to this odyssey of idiocy is watching the charmless cubs--sample quote: "I dropped out of uni because I stank too much"--being put to work and squealing in horror at having to change their own pants.
Replacing his time-honored method of hopping ecstatically across the stage, the ageing flautist now settled for fleeting flamingo poses and what could be best described as half-arsed attempts at jumping jacks.
Motoring presenter Jeremy Clarkson has helped vote the Birmingham-built Jaguar XK Top Gear magazine's Car of the Year despite describing the vehicle as "a half-arsed car from a cash-strapped company".
Unashamedly taking tips from their younger heirs, however, Bananarama return after 13 years with a slick slice of Kylie-esque electro-pop, only made typically Nana by a trademark half-arsed dance routine
Or another half-arsed Ab Drab special which looked like it was made up as they went along?