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botch up

rude slang To jumble up or ruin something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "botch" and "up." Boy, you really botched up this report—I'm not sure I can even fix it.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

botch something up

to mess something up; to do a bad job of something. You really botched this up. I did not botch up your project.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

botch up

v.
To make a mess of something because of mistakes or poor judgment: You've botched up that job and you'll have to start all over again. I won't try painting the chairs—I would just botch them up.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Poll strategist and JD(U) vice president Prashant Kishor on Sunday termed Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) as 'botched up' which has left 'lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country.'
"A botched up NRC leaves lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country!
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By the way, we are repeatedly told that the same surgeons carry out operations in both sectors so AW's NHS surgeon who botched up his operation twice may well have botched it up in the private sector too.
When botched up, these procedures can turn your life haywire, literally.
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