dog's breakfast

dog's breakfast

So complex was the scheme that neither blacks nor whites could say for certain who had won. "A dogs breakfast," cried Laborite M.P. James Callaghan. "I say frankly that I do not begin to understand it."

Syn: hodgepodge, pigs ear, dogs dinner

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