make a hash of something

make a hash of something
make a hash of something informal phrase
to do something very badly or with very bad results
Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym
Main entry: hash

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make a ˈhash of sth idiom
(informal) to do sth badly

I made a real hash of the interview.

Main entry:hashidiom

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  • hash — 1 noun 1 make a hash of informal to do something very badly: I made a real hash of my exams. 2 (U) informal hashish 3 (C, U) a dish made with cooked meat and potatoes 2 verb hash sth up phrasal verb (T) informal to do something very badly: She… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hash — I [[t]hæʃ[/t]] n. 1) coo diced cooked meat and potatoes or other vegetables browned together or reheated in gravy 2) a mess, jumble, or muddle 3) a reworking of old and familiar material 4) to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince 5) to… …   From formal English to slang

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