can't do it for toffee

Can't do it for toffee
If you can't so something for toffee, you are incapable of doing something properly or to any sort of standard.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • can't do something for toffee — can t do sth for ˈtoffee idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) if sb can t do sth for toffee, they are very bad at doing it • He can t dance for toffee! Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • can't do something for toffee — can t (do something) for toffee British, informal if you say that someone can t do something for toffee, you mean that they are extremely bad at doing that thing. Annie couldn t act for toffee, but she still got a part in the school play …   New idioms dictionary

  • someone can't do something for toffee — someone can’t do something for toffee informal old fashioned phrase used for emphasizing how bad someone is at doing something I can’t swim for toffee. Thesaurus: not skilful or ablesynonym Main entry: toffee …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone can't do something for toffee — informal old fashioned used for emphasizing how bad someone is at doing something I can t swim for toffee …   English dictionary

  • can't for toffee — can t (do something) for toffee British, informal if you say that someone can t do something for toffee, you mean that they are extremely bad at doing that thing. Annie couldn t act for toffee, but she still got a part in the school play …   New idioms dictionary

  • for toffee — (informal) (always with a neg) at all, as in he can t dance for toffee • • • Main Entry: ↑toffee …   Useful english dictionary

  • for toffee —  To any degree whatever.  ♠ I can t sing for toffee …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • toffee — tof|fee [ˈtɔfi US ˈta:fi] n [U and C] 1.) a sticky sweet brown substance that you can eat, made by boiling sugar, water, and butter together, or a piece of this substance 2.) can t do sth for toffee BrE informal to be very bad at doing something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toffee — noun (C, U) 1 a sticky sweet brown substance that you can eat, made by boiling sugar, water, and butter together, or a piece of this substance 2 can t do sth for toffee BrE informal to be very bad at doing something: He can t sing for toffee! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • toffee — tof|fee [ tafi ] noun count or uncount a sweet sticky brown food made by cooking sugar, butter, and water at a high temperature, or a candy made of this someone can t do something for toffee INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED used for emphasizing how bad… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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