make a pig's ear of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - make a pig's ear of

"make a pig's ear of"

do something very badly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - make a pig's ear of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are the bike repairs coming along?

Friend 2:  I think I've made a pig's ear of repairing my bicycle.

Friend 1:  Why do you say that?

Friend 2:  I've completely taken it apart and have no idea how to put it back together again.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - make a pig's ear of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's your knitting project working out?

Friend 2:  I think I'm making a pig's ear of it.

Friend 1:  Why is that?

Friend 2:  I started off with the idea of making socks but my project is looking more like a scarf with holes in it.

make a pig's ear of - Usage:


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make a pig's ear of - Gerund Form:

Making a pig's ear of your anniversary dinner will put you in the doghouse for ages.

make a pig's ear of - Examples:

1)  ... foray into the theatre. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't make a pig 's ear of it!

2)  I holed a couple of nice putts (but) I made a real pig 's ear of 16, that was not very nice at all.

3)  ... this time is it is becoming quite easy to say Mr Stevenson made a pig 's ear of his responsibilities towards Scotland's infrastructure.

4)  What a pig 's ear of an article. Poor grammar: ...

5)  If you make a pig 's ear of the first one, you can try the other one.

6)  I made a pig 's ear of that job interview when I farted at the outset and couldn't ...

7)  Obama has made a pig 's ear of this.

8)  Twitter etiquette People new to Twitter often make a bit of a pig 's ear of replying to tweets because they include the original tweet and don't ...

9)  ... that Samsung -- along with the mobile networks that control the updates -- made a pig 's ear of getting Ice Cream Sandwich onto the S2.

10)  Now Mancini is making a pig 's ear of the easiest job in world football.

11)  ... people representing themselves often make a pig 's ear of it and take up enormous amounts of court time with arguments that ...

12)  He's been in the game long enough not to make such a pig 's ear of something.

13)  ... after reading the inspector's report, is that the Environment Agency made a pig 's ear of their case, let a lot of people down, and blew ...

14)  And as Obama let him stay in the job he made such a pig 's ear of under Bush ...

15)  The problem is that HS2 Ltd appears to have made a complete pig 's ear of obtaining landowner permissions.

16)  ... the instructions on how it all works before I jump in headfirst and make a pig 's ear of it all.

17)  ... lot of people are frightened of making marmalade and just as many make a right pig 's ear of it. If you follow my Seville orange marmalade recipe to the ...

18)  So I personally think Renault have made a bit of a pig 's ear of the dashboard and general cockpit.

19)  ... if they somehow get sovereignty over them. I mean they've already made a pig 's ear of Argentina itself.

20)  When he finally got his chance to drink, he made a complete pig 's ear of it. I suspect it might have been his first time to ...