half-arsed


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half-arsed

rude slang Done without much thought or effort. Primarily heard in UK. You wrote a half-arsed paper, and that's why the teacher gave you a D.
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Declaring the winner in Top Gear magazine out today, Clarkson concluded: "A half-arsed machine from a cash-strapped company?
In the end, of course, they got Coppola to come in and do it, which was very sensible to get an Italian and not some half-arsed Britisher," he recalls.
If we give a good performance and don't win then so be it, but we don't want to go down there and give a half-arsed effort and walk away with our heads in our hands.
But here she was dragging through the rain with me on a half-arsed quest for the perfect home.
But I want him to go to a strong club with a strong manager who loves him and where he will be able to win things, not some half-arsed place that used to be famous and the manager is on a dodgy wicket.
I am something of a connoisseur of half-arsed performances and Robinho's - complete with stroppy exit down the tunnel after being substituted - was a peach.
I've seen some half-arsed gongfests in my time but this one made The Celebrity Awards look like the BAFTAS.
While the first album was a gut wrenching whirlwind of angst and rage set to buzz saw guitars and snarls, this one sounds like a half-arsed strumalong around the campfire.
He doesn't want lads that are half-arsed, showing up whenever they want.
Instead, teams like Newcastle play six half-strength sides in front of frequently half-full, half-interested stadia, often kicking off at times which are inconvenient to the supporters (don't worry, though, television will be fine) to reach the halfway stage of a half-arsed version of the Champions League for much less than half the cash.
But as half-arsed concessions go, bringing back play-offs to the top flight is a start.
I would love to see that before I die"DNA pioneer Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys on what discovery he would most like to see in the next 25 years "We are overpaid, absolutely, but to have your salary publicised, that's just rude" TV presenter Graham Norton "I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last" Barack Obama on overhauling the US health care system "I would rather see something properly made up and properly acted and properly written than this half-arsed manipulated thing.
The kind of thing football clubs' apathetic promotions staff put on as a half-arsed attempt at half-time entertainment.
The kind of half-arsed awards show where the judges meet to decide who's most worthy of a gong - then give in to a more pressing concern: who's most likely to turn up?
Two-faced politicians, and judges who forget they are supposed to be protecting the rights of decent British people, not half-arsed foreign fanatics.