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Verschlimmbessern - To make something worse in an honest but failed attempt to improve it

Verschlimmbessern is a German term to express when something is made worse in an honest but failed attempt to improve it.

Thank you, Christoph, for teaching me this wonderful expression! (by the way, he has an excellent blog)

💡 Some food for thought: Everything is hard before it is easy. The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a stupid idea.

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