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it's a zoo

Also, what a zoo. This is a place or situation of confusion and/or disorder. For example, Mary's got all these house guests with children and pets—it's a zoo, or We're in the midst of moving our office and files are all over the place—what a zoo! [ ; late 1800s ]
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