Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the terms in bold in the following sentence?
Before our eyes, the tax reform, which could have produced a real breakthrough,has been mishandled.
breakthrough = a major achievement or success that permits further progress, as in technology
mishandle = to deal with clumsily or inefficiently; mismanage
Thanks for your efforts.
***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***
As far as I'm concerned, the tax reform itself could be a breaktrough instead of producing it. But other than that the sentence looked fine to me.