mess-up


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mess-up

n
something muddled; something that has gone wrong
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mess-up - something badly botched or muddledmess-up - something badly botched or muddled  
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
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
Translations

mess-up

[ˈmesʌp] N (Brit) → follón m, lío m
we had a mess-up with the trainsnos hicimos un lío con los trenes

mess-up

nKuddelmuddel nt (inf); it’s a complete mess-upda ist alles schiefgelaufen (inf)

mess

(mes) noun
a state of disorder or confusion; an untidy, dirty or unpleasant sight or muddle. This room is in a terrible mess!; She looked a mess; The spilt food made a mess on the carpet.
verb
(with with) to meddle, or to have something to do with. She's always messing with the television set.
ˈmessy adjective
dirty. a messy job.
ˈmessily adverb
ˈmessiness noun
ˈmess-up noun
a muddle or state of confusion. There has been a mess-up in the timetable.
make a mess of
1. to make dirty, untidy or confused. The heavy rain has made a real mess of the garden.
2. to do badly. He made a mess of his essay.
3. to spoil or ruin (eg one's life). He made a mess of his life by drinking too much.
mess about/around
1. to behave in a foolish or annoying way. The children were shouting and messing about.
2. to work with no particular plan in a situation that involves mess. I love messing about in the kitchen.
3. (with with) to meddle or interfere with. Who's been messing about with my papers?
4. to upset or put into a state of disorder or confusion. The wind messed her hair about.
mess up
to spoil; to make a mess of. Don't mess the room up!
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Daily mess-ups reinforce the incompetence image, eg, the many U-turns and W-turns; odd and conflicting statements by higher-ups; and the Punjab paralysis.
Labour MP Stephen Doughty said: "It will be galling to victims of the Windrush scandal and other mess-ups in the Home Office to see officials who oversaw this rewarded handsomely."
We had a few mess-ups, but overall we got the majority down pretty good."
There's no yelling about mess-ups. Cookies can be remade.
To be fair to the HRI, I have also had appointment mess-ups at Bradford and Halifax.
"It has a felt tip that makes it easy to get a straight line without too many mess-ups. Usually, I'll do a bit of a wing to open up the eye, and then I use a regular pencil liner on the waterline."
"I just wanted everything to go smooth, get good times and have no mess-ups. Afterward, I felt pretty good with my time."
The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers and illustrators to send in their mess-ups, rough drafts and preliminary sketches so that they could be put on display.
In cuteness overload, Teigen added a (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLu4penl-i/?taken-by=chrissyteigen) video to Instagram of herself and Legend singing a duet version of Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E." They sound great and look like they're having fun, with Teigen not even letting a few lyric mess-ups get her down.
The whole exercise looks like trying to fix earlier mess-ups: Misratans reclaiming Sirte and Americans showing interest after years of failed policies in Libya.
So now we're hoping for someone else to have some mess-ups and slip-ups."