Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(repair/fitting) hacer una chapuza de informal(repair/fitting) hacer con los pies informal(plan) fastidiar informal(plan) estropear
- We must have botched the first task, because we've certainly bungled the second.
- I am useless when it comes to subterfuge or breaking rules and I botched the entire mission right royally.
- But the police have also been accused of badly botching the investigation.
- But leave it to me to botch the one botch-proof task of a sportswriter.
- This bill attempts to deal with some of those problems, and some of those attempts represent completely botched jobs.
- The task might have been botched by a less savvy salesperson, who might have treated it like just another sales call.
- It will face some difficulties, not least because it has been, and will probably continue to be, so badly botched by so many along the way.
- All his enemies somehow must botch their attempts to kill him.
- It was the government that so badly botched the rescue operations.
- But Microsoft's launch has been badly botched on this and other measures.
- And the few cases where the government had real evidence have been badly botched.
- Who could have known the administration would botch it so badly?
- If they are trying to make Mary the central figure, they are certainly botching the attempt.
- Last weekend's conference was a botched attempt to clear the decks for such a platform.
- Her blonde hair may be a slightly botched job from a dodgy salon in Cannes, but she doesn't like her roots showing.
- Another possibility is that it intended to provide a warning, but botched the job.
- Now, of course, you're talking about botched jobs by those surgeons, or they may not indeed be surgeons.
- The stupid thief labeled the bag in a permanent marker, one of those botched jobs that I'm sure she'll regret.
- He faces 20 allegations including drinking alcohol while on call, botched surgery and bungled use of equipment.
- He zips past at such a clip that I totally botch an attempted photo, which would only be a blur of U.S. Postal Service blue anyway.
1chapuza feminine informalto make a botch of sth — hacer una chapuza de algo informal
- There's no room for any more botch-ups.
- Thus, if we get a regional assembly, it will simply be former county officers and politicians that end up running it and their power for botch-ups will simply be increased.
- The Saltires are doing a fantastic job against the counties just now, and the last thing Scottish cricket needs is a botch-up like this.
- Sheep farmers have been struggling really hard and we do not need a botch-up of this sort to affect the sales we have got at the moment.
- The 28-year-old Scot, who started fifth on the grid at the 1.5-mile circuit near Tokyo, was left rueing the botch-up, which he believes cost him the first oval win of his career.
- In a classic botch-up, the grass at the River Plate Stadium had been liberally sprinkled with sea water, the grass dying in the heat.
- I'm not going to say that you've made such a monumental botch-up of this parliament that it has damaged the Labour Party, Scotland, and the whole United Kingdom.
- To expect Parliament to rush through complex legislation of this sort will result only in botch-ups, more amendments, and more problems in the administration of this important area of law.
- There were so many botch-ups by the Opposition when it was in Government, but scrapping the Apprenticeship Act had to be the worst.
- Does the prospect of laboratory botch-ups during the engineering of bio-electrolysis bacteria worry you?
- He owes it to Parliament to get his legislation right, and not to continuously expect ratepayers to pick up the bill for his botch-ups.
- Sadly, the implementation process has been a saga of one botch-up after another.
- It's disconcertingly riddled with inconsistent spellings, clunky syntax and other editing botches.
- As long as he doesn't break a leg or Ferrari doesn't make a huge botch of the 2003 car, then there's nothing to stop him.
- Something tells us that the remake is going to be a botch.
- Soccer shoots-out make good theatre, too often arriving after highly-paid players have made a total botch of getting a result.
- Like all reshuffles, last week's will prove a botch.
- A Canvey teacher stranded in Australia because of a bureaucratic botch has made the dramatic decision to stay there for good.