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He mismanaged a state unemployment system that mailed checks to out of state prisoners but not to thousands of unemployed Californians who couldn’t pay rent or buy groceries.
WHY GAVIN NEWSOM’S BIG LATINO PROBLEM COULD BRING HIM DOWNRUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.AUGUST 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
New York and Massachusetts sued FedLoan for allegedly mismanaging the loan forgiveness program and blamed the Education Department for lax oversight.
ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST STUDENT LOAN SERVICERS PLANS TO CUT TIES WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTDANIELLE DOUGLAS-GABRIELJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Unfortunately, the business was mismanaged and Amos ultimately lost control of the company and even his name and likeness.
SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A FOODIE?DANIEL MALLOYMARCH 5, 2021OZY
After the bad press, documents obtained by VOSD suggest renovations were rushed and mismanaged.
REAL ESTATE DEBACLES LOOMED LARGE ON FAULCONER’S WATCHLISA HALVERSTADTDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The 2020 election was a fair and secure success in the face of a catastrophically mismanaged pandemic and a storm of disinformation.
HOW TO MAKE THE NEXT ELECTION EVEN MORE SECUREBOBBIE JOHNSONNOVEMBER 25, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They are so simple in construction, that servants cannot mismanage them.
THE OVERLAND GUIDE-BOOKJAMES BARBER
Yet Themistokles, rather than allow an ignorant commander to mismanage the war against Persia, bribed him to lay down his office.
PLUTARCH'S LIVES VOLUME III.PLUTARCH
She would marry Frank Randall; and between them they would mismanage, and ultimately ruin, the farm.
FENTON'S QUESTM. E. BRADDON
I can't conceive how he contrived to mismanage his affairs.'
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
And yet how sadly we mismanage men, and misuse opportunities.
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MISMANAGE

  • blunder
  • boggle
  • botch
  • choke
  • drop the ball
  • err
  • flub
  • foul up
  • fumble
  • goof up
  • make a mess of
  • mess up
  • miscalculate
  • mishandle
  • mismanage
  • screw up
  • slip
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