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horlicks (ˈhɔːlɪks)
informal (Brit) make a horlicks to make a mistake or a mess: his boss is making a horlicks of his job
[C20: from Horlicks, a drink meant to induce sleep]

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Main Entry:  horlicks
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  muddle, mess, muck
Usage:  British slang, used in 'make a horlicks of'
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