botch up


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.botch up - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbotch up - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
References in periodicals archive ?
But they came nowhere near it, piling the pressure on the rookie boss and his squad after a performance he admitted was hamstrung by botch ups in attack and defence.
Thousands of people with implants in various parts of their bodies -- from breast to hip knee and spine- are dealing with the consequences of botch ups. Most recently, fully metal implants have been in the news for the damage they have caused in the bodies of several people who have them.
After more tests, they discovered that I actually had an underactive thyroid - but their treatment had actually destroyed the gland altogether and I now have to stay on medication for the rest of my life because of the botch ups in a Lanarkshire hospital.