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a muh chuh rish

  • s  lacking professional skill or expertise
    a very amateurish job

  • Though Hubbard claimed near-miraculous results in ridding man of his neuroses, professional psychologists condemned Dianetics as amateurish and potentially dangerous meddling with .
  • Right now President Obama and his team look at times amateurish and somewhat overmatched by events.
  • Japan's undisputed tattoo sensei, Horiyoshi, is unimpressed with these amateurish scratchings that now abound.
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  • ''To Do List'' Scores: Not a homerun, but Maggie Carey's directorial debut is no strikeout
    Film: The To Do List isn't perfect. It moves in fits and starts, slipping in and out of rhythm in clumsy, amateurish ways. It's wildly enthusiastic, but it can't quite meet its own high expectations. Just as the story starts to firm up, a flaccid joke kills the mood. Basically, we're watching writer and director Maggie Carey lose her filmmaking virginity -- and to be honest, it doesn't seem all ...
    July 25, 2013 - Metro Weekly

  • Juan Williams in International Herald Tribune
    It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was singsongy,Williams said, adding that the content of the speech was "very simplistic and almost childish."
  • Hugh Orde in International Herald Tribune
    ...Constable Hugh Orde said the explosives inside the bag, which convicted killer Michael Stone threw into the lobby of Stormont Parliamentary Building during a debate on power-sharing, were "fairly amateurish in design. That does not make...
  • Guusje ter Horst in AFP
    Quoting the results of an initial Dutch probe, Horst told reporters: "The preparation of the failed attack against passenger flight NW 253 Amsterdam-Detroit was fairly professional, but its execution was amateurish. The explosive used is not easy to...

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