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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I didn t want to do it half-arsed and have them throw it back at us or anything like that.
Replacing his time-honored method of hopping ecstatically across the stage, the ageing flautist now settled for fleeting flamingo poses and what could be best described as half-arsed attempts at jumping jacks.
Motoring presenter Jeremy Clarkson has helped vote the Birmingham-built Jaguar XK Top Gear magazine's Car of the Year despite describing the vehicle as "a half-arsed car from a cash-strapped company".
Unashamedly taking tips from their younger heirs, however, Bananarama return after 13 years with a slick slice of Kylie-esque electro-pop, only made typically Nana by a trademark half-arsed dance routine
"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.
Kevin is getting stick as the manager and while that's right, some of the body language and half-arsed effort I've seen from some of his players in recent games has no place in a Galway jersey.
FABULOUS Amy Barlow Why has the level-headed community-minded Yasmeen suddenly had a character transplant and become embroiled in a half-arsed neighbours-from-hell storyline with Sally?
"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.
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.
Or another half-arsed Ab Drab special which looked like it was made up as they went along?
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.
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 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.
They have 10 times the talent pool we have but they're kidding themselves if they think this half-arsed quota will help them.