to make a pig's ear of sth
/mˌeɪk ɐ pˈɪɡz ˈɪɹ ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to perform a task or activity very poorly, resulting in a negative outcome
the buck stop here / there
/ðə bˈʌk stˈɑːp hˈɪɹ ðˈɛɹ/
used to say that someone has accepted the responsibility or blame for something and will not pass it to someone else
to play into one's hands
/plˈeɪ ˌɪntʊ wˈʌnz hˈændz/
to unintentionally give an advantage to one's enemy or rival
to bring a knife to a gunfight
/bɹˈɪŋ ɐ nˈaɪf tʊ ɐ ɡˈʌnfaɪt/
to be inadequately prepared for a conflict or challenging situation
more holes than Swiss cheese
/mˈoːɹ hˈoʊlz ðɐn swˈɪs tʃˈiːz/
used to say that something or someone has many flaws, problems, or gaps that make it incomplete or unreliable
Himalayan blunder
/hˌɪməlˈeɪən blˈʌndɚ/
a major mistake or error, often made by someone in power, that leads to catastrophic consequences
to overshoot the mark
/ˌoʊvɚʃˈuːt ðə mˈɑːɹk/
to make a mistake, particularly in judging the amount of something
false move
/fˈɑːls mˈuːv/
a reckless action that may result in serious consequences or failure
slip of the tongue
/slˈɪp ʌvðə tˈʌŋ/
an accidental and minor mistake made while speaking
like turkeys voting for Christmas
/lˈaɪk tˈɜːkɪz vˈoʊɾɪŋ fɔːɹ kɹˈɪsməs/
used to refer to a situation where individuals or groups unknowingly support or participate in something that will ultimately bring harm or negative consequences to themselves
to bring to a grinding halt
/bɹˈɪŋ tʊ ɐ ɡɹˈaɪndɪŋ hˈɑːlt/
to cause something to suddenly and completely stop, often in a dramatic or unexpected manner
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