–verb (used with object)
1. to spoil by poor work; bungle (often fol. by up): He botched [up] the job thoroughly.
2. to do or say in a bungling manner.
3. to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
4. a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle: He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking.
5. a clumsily added part or patch.
6. a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.
1. ruin, mismanage; muff, butcher, flub.
The reason the two were sent to Bruges is revealed in a stark flashback (featuring an uncredited Ciaran Hinds as an unfortunate priest) which triggers pic’s only affecting moments, as Ray contends with guilt over flubbing the London kill.
The great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien expands on the bright, drifty loveliness of Albert Lamorisse's 1956 classic, The Red Balloon, in Flight of the Red Balloon, his lyrical French-language debut, floating notions about loneliness and urban beauty, frazzled [adults] and buffeted [kids]. Her hair a telling botch of bleach, Juliette Binoche is outstanding as a wildly untogether single mother who [parks] her son with a French-speaking Chinese nanny while she [whirls] and [worries].
Botch & Flub