Make a hash of

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Disturbance, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Disturbance Senior Member

    Spanish-Uruguay
    Hello I have doubts about whether this expression can be followed by a verb or it is only followed by a noun.
    Example: "If the electrician does not have enough experience, he is likely to make a hash of trying to repair it" is it correct this phrase?

    or
    "If the electrician does not have enough experience, he is likely to make a hash of it" I assume this is correct but I have doubts about the one I wrote above
     
  2. dermott

    dermott Senior Member

    Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
    B.E. via Australian English
    I'd settle for the second version. Simpler. You could substitute the job for it.
     

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