a bit of a misfire

  • sejean

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    In this case, it seems the hash browns did not turn out well.

    For further precision, "misfire" doesn't always mean that something was executed badly.

    Ex: “Since I was already serving waffles and biscuits, I think the hash browns were a bit of a misfire. The meal was too heavy on carbs.” In this case the hash browns weren’t necessarily prepared badly, but it was a bad idea to make hash browns in the first place.

    In general "misfire" means the desired result was not achieved.
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