This is British slang for mucking things up.
To make a Horlicks of something.
It comes from the name of a drink meant to put you to sleep. I would say, then, that if you're on Horlicks you are probably asleep at the wheel, and that's how you make a Horlicks of whatever it is you're supposed to be doing.
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This use of "Horlicks" probably arose as a euphemism for bollocks. Perhaps it was also influenced by shambles - another singular word with a "plural" ending. The "s" suggests the idea of spilling or shattering into pieces, and creation of disorder.
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