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horlicks

/ ˈhɔːlɪks /

noun

  1. make a horlicks informal.
    make a horlicks to make a mistake or a mess

    his boss is making a horlicks of his job



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Word History and Origins

Origin of horlicks1

C20: from Horlicks, a drink meant to induce sleep

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