After all the rigmarole, they found what any pediatrician already knew: the MMR causes fever.
Now you can tell me the true inward meaning of all this rigmarole.
But I've got to tell you all this rigmarole first, so you'll understand what's comin'.
In what way thought you that a lawyer listened to your rigmarole?'
"All this rigmarole comes of the theatre," said Sister Agatha grimly.
If you go on with such a rigmarole, we shall understand very little.
He was great in dreams, portents, et id genus omne of rigmarole.
But behind all this rigmarole lies the real problem which she is trying to formulate.
He's got a rigmarole somethin' about his bein' a Jew pedler that he tells ev'rybody.
How absurd, then, all this rigmarole about my saying I could not hold my line, and my testimony influencing Gen. Polk.
1736, "a long, rambling discourse," apparently from an altered, Kentish colloquial survival of ragman roll "long list or catalogue" (1520s), in Middle English a long roll of verses descriptive of personal characters, used in a medieval game of chance called Rageman, perhaps from Anglo-French Ragemon le bon "Ragemon the good," which was the heading on one set of the verses, referring to a character by that name. Sense transferred to "foolish activity or commotion" by 1939.