||solve political problems, listen to voters
||Every summer the politicians go home and try to mend fences.
||(See a mental block)
||do a bad job, ruin it, screw up
||The manager messed up. He spent too much money on advertising.
||challenge, fight with, mix it up with
||We learned not to mess with the Mafia. Their revenge is deadly.
||depressed, dependent on drugs, not coping with life
||At that point in his life, he was messed up on drugs and alcohol.
||administer, give according to the law or policy
||It was his duty to mete out justice in the colony.
||a position that is fair to both sides, a compromise, meeting of minds
||The minister tried to find some middle ground between the nurses and the administrators.
|middle of the road
||moderate, not extreme
||Our education policy is middle of the road. The majority like it.
||(See the middleman)
||annoyed, not pleased, put out about, ticked off
||Marnie was miffed when you swore at her cat. She said you