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make a mess of something

Fig. to mess something up; to ruin something. Give it a try, but don't make a mess of it. Jerry made a mess of the kitchen.
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make a mess of something

1. to spoil something or do it very badly Our bank seems to have made a mess of our loan documents.
2. to cause a lot of damage to a place Violent storms are making a mess of the Midwest.
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