dog's breakfast


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dog's breakfast

a confused mess or mixture
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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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In a recent speech, Abbott labelled the system of federalism as "a dog's breakfast" and said THAT the commonwealth is willing to work with states on a range of tax reforms to improve the tax base of states.
Proposed legislation to clean up the industry has been slammed as a "dog's breakfast" that will do nothing to deal with abuses of the system.
Supporting India's stance, former ICC elite panel umpire Daryl Harper slammed the DRS and its impact on the game, saying that the system had constantly caused consternation and doubt, adding that the flawed system resembled 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.
"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.
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish said: "Their third goal was a dog's breakfast of a goal.
"But we were right on top at two each and the third goal was a dog's breakfast of a goal.
But Mr Darling said the proposals lead to a "dog's breakfast of a regulatory system" - and "ran a grave risk that further mistakes will be made with catastrophic consequences in the future".
Having leapt into this dog's breakfast, I have it all over my face," Atwood wrote in Saturday's Guardian newspaper.
This was Southern Pacific country so we have many of the 250 (or so) photos memorializing SP's great steam classics: Cab Forwards, the beautiful streamlined 4-8-4s and a dog's breakfast of other rail vehicles--horse cars, streetcars, and narrow gauge loggers.
"It's a different spin than the typical 'Let's see what you've got' thing, which most shows are, and they kind of become a dog's breakfast."