Something that goes horribly wrong but is usually made up for much later on and can go as long as 9 months without succeeding, often succeeds in the Welsh border cities of Chester and Wrexham and can be called upon as a last resort
That meal was a Dicko of a meal
The meal may have been bad but the desert was good for example.
He had a Dicko of a game
Made a few stupid misses but got there in the end.