English version

be a mess

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a messbe a messinformal if someone is a mess, they look dirty and untidy, or are in a bad emotional state mess
Examples from the Corpus
be a messI can't go out looking like this - I'm a mess.Please sit down. Sorry everything's such a mess.When the police called, I had just got up, and my hair looked a mess.My basement is a complete mess and has been for years.Nothing had worked out in S. F. Everything was a mess.The constituency's middle ground is a mess.The inside of the hall was a mess of rubble and charred beams.The whole house is in a mess, but I didn't have time to clean it up.It was a mess ... she had created a ghastly mess.When legering from a punt you don't want to be messing about with indicators that require two hands to set.Garbage collection and street cleaning were haphazard, public transportation was a mess.
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