- v. present participle of botch.
“President Barack Obama joked it was 'Cinco de Cuatro,' botching a play on the Spanish word for 'four' when he meant to say 'Cuatro de Mayo' or the Fourth of May thinking it was going to be funny this afternoon during what are becoming multiple daily appearances before the camera's to satisfy his insatiable and some would say psychotic need to hear and see himself and his own voice on TV every day.”
“From out and out denial of the importance of online interaction to quarter hearted measures more trouble than they’re worth for what online activities the do have like friend codes it’s no big shock to see them once again botching the online component.”
“The Zionist Organization of America, citing conservative blogs that cite Arab newspapers that cite … I dunno, I’m getting kind of lost here … anyway, according to the ZOA, Robert Malley — the former Clinton administration peace negotiator who has argued that Israeli bad faith was as much at fault in botching the 2000 Camp David peace summit as was Yasser Arafat’s recalcitrance (whew!) — really IS working for Barack Obama!”
“OK, so there's the "botching": £5 million probably rounded up from £4.8 million spent on 3600 people, roughly £1300 spent on training each person.”
“Other additions in that section blame the Massachusetts legislature for altering his plan, and the current Democratic administration of Governor Deval Patrick for botching the implementation.”
“Turns out, in the old days - last year - old-school CBS used that best-of-all time slots to launch a series: the reality show "Undercover Boss," in which the head of a waste-disposal company went undercover to discover that his company's middle management was botching his vision for the company and making life somewhat hellish for his employees.”
“Or consider the derision heaped on Ms. Aguilera for botching the national anthem at the Super Bowl.”
“But in an otherwise informative page one profile, Stolberg or her editors composed this appalling paragraph, which could be used in journalism classes as an epic example of both missing the point and botching an attempt to cover one's ass lest the reporter look like a radical sympathizer:”
“His would-be pick-six would get an honorable mention, but he sort of gets best decision for botching the play clock there and getting a delay-of-game call.”
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