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The meaning and examples of the phrase ' a dog's breakfast'

Definition:

(British • informal): A poor piece of work; a mess.

Examples:

1. We made a real dog's breakfast of it. 
2. All in all it is a dog's dinner, literally, with local residents living with the mess and hazard. 
3. In design terms it's a dog's breakfast, a grey, smudgy mess that seems to stagger off ancient presses each week. 
4. It all adds up to a dog's breakfast of departmental rivalry, layer upon layer of confused delivery and strategic confusion. 
5. Speaking after the council agreed to hold the ballot, he said: ‘The wording on the ballot papers is a dog's dinner.’
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