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horlicks

/ˈhɔːlɪks/
noun
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(Brit, informal) make a horlicks, to make a mistake or a mess: his boss is making a horlicks of his job
Word Origin
C20: from Horlicks, a drink meant to induce sleep
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Contemporary definitions for horlicks
noun

muddle, mess, muck

Usage Note

British slang, used in 'make a horlicks of'

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