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Idiom

Make a Pig’s Ear of Something: Origin and Meaning

Meaning
To do something very badly
Context
Jane: Morning Simon
Simon: Morning
Jane: How are you feeling this fine and bright day?
Simon: I don’t like it when you talk to me with that tone of voice
Jane: What tone of voice?
Simon: The tone of voice that means that you want me to do something for you
Jane: For us you mean. I want you to do something for us, you live here as well as me
Simon: What is it?
Jane: What is what?
Simon: What is it you want me to do?
Jane: Don’t be angry, promise?
Simon: Get on with it, What?
Jane: Do the ironing. It’s just that you made a pig’s ear of it last time and I went to work with a horrible shirt……Please ?
Simon: Ok, OK but I’ll want paying!!!!