a bit of a faff

jillyqi

Member
Chinese
I know the meaning of "faff", but when it comes together with "off", I become confused.
The whole sentence is
In biblical times, homeowners protected themselves by covering their doors with the blood of lambs, which generally speaking is a bit off a faff.

I guess it means that to cover the doors with the blood of lambs is a waste of time.
Thank you in advance!
 
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Probably this from shortlist.com. It's definitely an error, either by the writer or the typesetter*, and should be that common phrase (in BE at least) "a bit of a faff".

    * Typesetter? Not these days. I blame the writer.
     

    jillyqi

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