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crazy quilt

a patchwork quilt made of irregular patches combined with little or no regard to pattern.
something that is irregular in pattern or shape, and suggestive of a crazy quilt; patchwork.
1885-90, Americanism
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crazy-quilt, adjective Unabridged
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  • It was a crazy quilt of multicolored blocks, with lines radiating in all directions.
  • Traditionally, these services have been provided in a crazy quilt fashion with no systematic coordination.
British Dictionary definitions for crazy quilt

crazy quilt

a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour
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Slang definitions & phrases for crazy quilt

crazy quilt

noun phrase

Something confused and patternless; a hodgepodge •Originally a bed quilt made of odd bits and pieces of cloth: The Crazy Quilt of American Politics/ More bizarre turns in the last decade, relations among Iran, Iraq, and the US form a crazy quilt (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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