a dog's breakfast


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a dog's breakfast

Very messy and/or disorganized. I really need to clean out my closet—it's starting to look like a dog's breakfast in there.
See also: breakfast

a dog's breakfast

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a dog's dinner

BRITISH
If you call something a dog's breakfast or a dog's dinner, you mean that it is badly organized or very untidy. He labelled the Government's plans `a complete dog's breakfast'. Now she's having to watch as those whom she grew up with in politics are in Cabinet and making a dog's breakfast of it. The whole place was a bit of a dog's dinner, really.
See also: breakfast

a dog’s ˈbreakfast/ˈdinner

(British English, informal) a very untidy piece of work; a mess: Don’t ask Julie to help you with the decorating — she made a complete dog’s breakfast of painting the kitchen!
See also: breakfast, dinner
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