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omnishambles

[ om-nuh-sham-buh lz ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

omnipresent, omnirange, omniscience, omniscient, omnisexual, omnishambles, omnium gatherum, omnium-gatherum, omnivore, omnivorous, omo-

Origin of omnishambles

2009; omni- + shamble1; first used in the BBC TV series The Thick of It, a political satire
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