Idiom of the Day. "Dog's breakfast"

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Dog's breakfast

Synonyms: shambles, mess, chaos, etc.

"Dog's breakfast" is a British idiom used to describe a situation or a thing that is messy, disorganized, or poorly done. When something is called a "dog's breakfast," it means it looks like a mix of leftovers thrown together without any care or order, much like what one might imagine a dog's meal to be.

Here are a few examples of how to use "dog's breakfast" in sentences:

  1. After the toddlers finished playing in the living room, it looked like a complete dog's breakfast.
  2. The project was a dog's breakfast, with incomplete tasks and missing files everywhere.
  3. Her attempt at baking a cake turned into a dog's breakfast, with flour and eggs scattered all over the kitchen.
  4. The meeting was a dog's breakfast, with no clear agenda and everyone talking over each other.
  5. If you don’t organize your notes, your report will end up as a dog's breakfast.

Using idioms like "dog's breakfast" can add color to your language and help you sound more like a native speaker.

May, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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