couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A piss-up requires alcoholic beverages and people to drink them. The beverages would be readily available at a brewery, so the only planning task required would be how to get people there. Someone who cannot complete this simple task successfully is presumed to have trouble planning for a more complex project.

PhraseEdit

couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery

  1. (UK, Australia, New Zealand, vulgar, slang, idiomatic) Is unable to successfully plan a simple project; is incompetent.

Alternative formsEdit

  • couldn't organise a two-ticket raffle
  • couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 23:34