English version

a mess of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha mess of somethinga mess of somethingAmerican English informalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a lot of something a mess of fresh fish mess
Examples from the Corpus
a mess of somethinga mess of fresh fishBy the door, in the middle of the working class district of Prenzlauer Berg, a mess of candles flutter.I expect he found he'd sold his working-class birthright for a mess of Bloomsbury pottage.I was afraid of doing something wrong and ending up at the bottom in a mess of twisted metal and broken bones.He found them in a mess of vomit.Polar Star is no exception; its lovely clueless opening soon snarls up in a mess of motives and half-finished characters.The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.Most people make a mess of handling money.The doors opened up to a mess of more wrapped, framed works scattered everywhere.
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