from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Slang Disorderly or chaotic: "[The country's] transportation system is in a shambolic state” ( London Sunday Times).
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- adj. chaotic, disorganised or mismanaged
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- adj. (British slang) disorderly or chaotic
In the days leading up to their defence review and overall government cuts package, David Cameron, George Osborne and the defence secretary, Liam Fox, all tore into what they described as the shambolic and chaotic state of the defence budget.
Our household is shambolic, which is why there was no milk.
Labour accuses coalition of 'shambolic' counter-terrorism review
The Financial Times called the event "shambolic" as if only a shaman could decode it.
The Tories seized on the revelation today as as proof of Labour's "shambolic" approach to party finances.
A senior Army officer said that the ammunition crisis was "shambolic" and came at the worst possible time for the Army.
The correct word would probably be 'shambolic' although you would have trouble rhyming it with another word.
Revenue Service (Sars) for the "shambolic" state of its financial accounts.
Thursday said he could not guarantee that the 1999 elections would not be as "shambolic" as the 1994 elections, when days elapsed before the results were announced.
First Minister Peter Robinson described their performance as "shambolic".
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