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    What does 'to make a mess of' mean in the sentence:

    'Her eyes searched him gravely. Colonel Luscombe felt thoroughly ill at ease. He was making a mess of this.'
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    Re: gravely

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does 'to make a mess of' mean in the sentence:

    'Her eyes searched him gravely. Colonel Luscombe felt thoroughly ill at ease. He was making a mess of this.'
    to make a mess of means to do things wrong

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    Re: gravely

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does 'to make a mess of' mean in the sentence:

    'Her eyes searched him gravely. Colonel Luscombe felt thoroughly ill at ease. He was making a mess of this.'
    "to make a mess of" means to do something very badly and thereby to make the overall situation much worse.

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    Re: gravely

    Thank u, guys! You're still the one's I rely to. Good work!

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