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Mishandle a situation.‘he singled out the health care fiasco as an example of how the government has messed up’
mismanage, mishandle, misdirect, misgovern, misconduct, bungle, botch, fluff, fumble, mess up, mar, spoil, ruin, wreckmake a hash of, muff, muck up, foul up, screw up, bitch upmake a muck of, make a pig's ear of, make a horlicks of, cock upballs up, bugger up, fuck upView synonyms
- ‘It messes up your health, screws up your lungs and eats you away inside.’
- ‘It's an extremely messed up situation when one innocent man has to die to protect others.’
- ‘Unfortunately policy makers hardly learn from the backlash of their own messing up with complicated social issues.’
- ‘Which is ridiculous, we won that war in every way possible, its the after-war we're messing up.’
- ‘It just messes up an already messed up situation.’
- ‘Plane by plane, city by city, the weather is really messing up the works when it comes to airline travel today.’
- ‘I had other police agencies say, Look, we don't like to talk about brother cops messing up.’
- ‘If by any chance you land up messing up you need not get perturbed.’
- ‘Simply because were constantly messing up the board and starting over again.’
- ‘If it all begins with humans messing up, and causing an imperfect world it all ends with Jesus sorting it out, and causing a perfect one!’
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