omnishambles

omnishambles

[om-nuh-sham-buhlz]
noun, plural omnishambles. (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.

Origin:
2009; omni- + shamble(s)1 (def 1); first used in the BBC TV series “The Thick of It,” a political satire

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