make a pig's ear of Brit.

make a pig's ear of Brit.
make a pig's ear of Brit.
informal
handle ineptly.
pig

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  • make a pig's ear of — ► make a pig s ear of Brit. informal handle ineptly. Main Entry: ↑pig …   English terms dictionary

  • make a pig's ear of — see ↑pig1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ear * * * Brit., informal handle ineptly * * * make a pig s ear (out) of Brit informal : to do or manage something badly He has made a pig s ear of his reelection campaign …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a pig's ear out of — make a pig s ear (out) of Brit informal : to do or manage something badly He has made a pig s ear of his reelection campaign. • • • Main Entry: ↑pig …   Useful english dictionary

  • pig — noun 1》 an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout, kept for its meat. [Sus domesticus.]     ↘a wild animal related to this; a hog. [Family Suidae.]     ↘N. Amer. a young pig; a piglet. 2》 informal a greedy …   English new terms dictionary

  • pig — [[t]pɪ̱g[/t]] pigs, pigging, pigged 1) N COUNT A pig is a pink or black animal with short legs and not much hair on its skin. Pigs are often kept on farms for their meat, which is called pork, ham, bacon, or gammon. → See also guinea pig ...the… …   English dictionary

  • pig — n. & v. n. 1 a any omnivorous hoofed bristly mammal of the family Suidae, esp. a domesticated kind, Sus scrofa. b US a young pig; a piglet. c (often in comb.) any similar animal (guinea pig). 2 the flesh of esp. a young or sucking pig as food… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a hash of — (informal) BUNGLE, fluff, mess up, make a mess of; mismanage, mishandle, ruin, wreck; informal botch, muff, muck up, foul up, screw up, blow; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mess of — MISMANAGE, mishandle, bungle, fluff, spoil, ruin, wreck; informal mess up, botch, make a hash of, muck up, foul up; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of, make a Horlicks of, cock up. → mess * * * make a mess of : to ruin (something) or to make many …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck something up — (informal) MAKE A MESS OF, mess up, bungle, spoil, ruin, wreck; informal botch, make a hash of, muff, fluff, foul up, louse up; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of, make a Horlicks of; N. Amer. informal goof up. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitch something up — (informal) MAKE A MESS OF, mess up, spoil, ruin, wreck; bungle; informal botch, muck up, make a hash of, screw up, louse up, muff; Brit. informal make a pig s ear of, cock up; N. Amer. informal f …   Useful english dictionary

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