Meaning of up to putty in English:

up to putty


informal Australian, New Zealand
  • Worthless or in a mess.

    • ‘the plan is spoilt. Everything is up to putty’
    • ‘The plan is spoilt. Everything's up to putty.’
    • ‘A Royal Commission had said that they were all "up to putty".’
    • ‘Before you know it, he's up to putty with the new school teacher.’
    • ‘"When your life is up to putty," sang Mira, "And you feel you can't go on, laugh!"’
    • ‘I'd been lying out there about a night and a day, my legs up to putty.’