(Aus./US) a blunder, a mix-up, a mess; a predicament.
|implied in make a box of below.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. (2nd edn).|
|Vengeance 29: There was a bit of a box on with another X bar E Hereford that seemed to have an infected shoulder.|
(Aus.) to make a mess of.
|Australian Star (Sydney) 5 Sept. 5/1: —Mr. Webster gave evidence also from memory? —Yes. And he made a box of it? —It seemed so from the papers. What he said at the Police Court was the opposite to what he told the Commission? —I believe so.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
|Aus. Lang. 65: To confuse or muddle something is to make a box of it.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 71/2: make a box of make a mess of.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].|