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Your room is a mess; please pick up your toys.
'What a mess!' she said, looking at the kitchen.
Try not to make a mess because I've been cleaning.
His papers were in a terrible mess.
an economic mess
The company was in a complete mess when she took over.
I don't know how we got into this mess.
You got me into this mess in the first place.
This is the British English definition of mess. View American English definition of mess.