English version

make a hash of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake a hash of somethingmake a hash of somethinginformalDO BADLY to do something very badly I made a real hash of my exams. hash
Examples from the Corpus
make a hash of somethingSuch variations can make hash of attempts to say anything categorical about how people respond to alcohol.Her prolonged absence had affected his concentration, and he'd made a hash of the signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.She knew she'd made a hash of the whole thing, and she'd let her tongue run away with her.And then she's made a hash of that an'all.
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