half-arsed


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half-arsed

adj
slang incompetent; inept; badly organized
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FLOPPING on the big stage as usual, Boris Johnson's drivel was the half-arsed babble of a self-entitled fraud who'd be out of his depth in a puddle.
Then I washed up last night's dinner, swept the floor, stuck a wash on, shouted at my kids to get dressed, realised they'd run out of clean uniform and declared an unofficial mufti day, supervised tooth brushing, combed my daughter's hair and did a half-arsed French plait, made the beds, and got my son's football kit ready.
The petted-lip tweets and half-arsed training ground strops of a player apparently trying to work his ticket impress no one.
Hayley had made it super obvious she wasn't interested in Eyal - even the show she briefly put on of pretending to like him when the imminent recoupling was announced (so she wouldn't be sent home) was half-arsed and short-lived.
Kids were noisy, and the trunk of my mom's car was full of my half-arsed high-school life.
But I don't know how to do things half-arsed. That is just not me.
In all these incidents, the apologies have been half-arsed, more "sorry I got caught" than just sorry.
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?