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a hot mess

1. Any situation or thing that is in an abject state of disorder, disarray, or chaos. Primarily heard in US. This film is just a hot mess—the plot doesn't make sense, the acting is terrible, and it's edited so poorly that I can barely tell what's even happening on the screen.
2. A person who is disheveled or disordered in life, manner, or appearance. Primarily heard in US. Josh has been a hot mess lately. He lost his job, took to drinking, and hasn't much looked after himself.
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That God will be faithful even if your life is a big hot mess like hers was.
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Directed by Anne Fletcher without any sense of urgency, this is a hot mess with the emphasis on mess.
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I am sure that will be me, a hopeless hot mess when i start in May
You were a hot mess yesterday, but now it's time to clean up, cut ties and take control.
The Hollywood actress, who's obviously not doing a dry January, was back to her full, big hot mess glory as she snuck out of the Mahiki club at 4.
After all, if I lived with no worries or regrets, no plans for the future or lessons from the past, my life would be a hot mess.