omnishambles

[ om-nuh-sham-buhlz ]
/ ˈɒm nəˌʃæm bəlz /

noun, plural om·ni·sham·bles.(used with a singular verb)

Chiefly British Informal. a situation, especially in politics, in which poor judgment results in disorder or chaos with potentially disastrous consequences: Many people think that Brexit created a real omnishambles for Britain.

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Origin of omnishambles

2009; omni- + shambles1; first used in the BBC TV series The Thick of It, a political satire
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