[General] breakthrough / mishandle

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vil

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Dear teachers,

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.

Regards,

V.
 

euncu

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***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.
 
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