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Hash

(A). A mess, a muddle; as, “a pretty hash he made of it.” A hash is a mess, and a mess is a muddle.

I'll soon settle his hash for him.
I will soon smash him up; ruin his schemes; “give him his gruel”; `“cook his goose”; “put my finger in his pie”; “make mince-meat of him.” (See Cooking.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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