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no way to run a railroad, a

Slang definitions & phrases for no way to run a railroad, a

hell of a way to run a railroad, a

noun phrase

An incompetent, overcomplex, or disastrous way of doing something; a flawed and botched methodology: When she saw how our department was organized she told us it was a hell of a way to run a railroad, and she suggested some improvements (1940s+)


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