make a pig's ear of something

make a pig's ear of something
make a pig's ear of (something/doing something) British, informal to do something very badly.

Tim made a right pig's ear of putting those shelves up.


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  • make a pig's ear of something — make a pig’s ear of something british spoken phrase to do something very badly Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym Main entry: pig …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a pig's ear of something — British spoken to do something very badly …   English dictionary

  • make a pig's ear of doing something — make a pig s ear of (something/doing something) British, informal to do something very badly. Tim made a right pig s ear of putting those shelves up …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a pig's ear of — (something/doing something) British, informal to do something very badly. Tim made a right pig s ear of putting those shelves up …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a pig's ear — If you make a pig s ear of something, you make a mess of it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make a pig's ear of —    If you make a pig s ear of something, you do a task or a chore very badly or make a complete mess of it.     Gary offered to paint the kitchen but he made a pig s ear of it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make a pig's ear of — see ↑pig1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ear * * * Brit., informal handle ineptly * * * make a pig s ear (out) of Brit informal : to do or manage something badly He has made a pig s ear of his reelection campaign …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a pig's ear out of — make a pig s ear (out) of Brit informal : to do or manage something badly He has made a pig s ear of his reelection campaign. • • • Main Entry: ↑pig …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a pig's ear (out) of something — make a ˈpig s ear (out) of sth idiom (BrE, informal) to do sth badly; to make a mess of sth Main entry: ↑pigidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pig — pig1 S2 [pıg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(police)¦ 4 a pig (of a something) 5 make a pig s ear of something 6 in a pig s eye 7 pig in a poke 8 pigs might fly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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