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1    a state of confusion or untidiness, esp. if dirty or unpleasant  
the house was in a mess     
2    a chaotic or troublesome state of affairs; muddle  
his life was a mess     
3    Informal   a dirty or untidy person or thing  
4    Archaic   a portion of food, esp. soft or semiliquid food  
5    a place where service personnel eat or take recreation  
an officers' mess     
6    a group of people, usually servicemen, who eat together  
7    the meal so taken  
8    mess of pottage   a material gain involving the sacrifice of a higher value  
9    tr; often foll by: up   to muddle or dirty  
10    intr   to make a mess  
11    intr; often foll by: with   to interfere; meddle  
12    intr; often foll by: with or together     (Military)   to group together, esp. for eating  
     (C13: from Old French mes dish of food, from Late Latin missus course (at table), from Latin mittere to send forth, set out)  

mess about   , around  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to occupy oneself trivially; potter  
2    when intr, often foll by: with   to interfere or meddle (with)  
3    intr; sometimes foll by: with     (Chiefly U.S.)   to engage in adultery  
mess hall  
      n   a military dining room, usually large  
mess jacket  
      n   a waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back, worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners  
mess kit  
      n     (Military)  
1      (Brit)   formal evening wear for officers  
2      (Also called)    mess gear   eating utensils used esp. in the field  
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mess, disaster
It is often used to describe how someone looks or feels. E.g: I'm a train wreck all day if I don't have a cup of coffee.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
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