- From Yiddish שלימזל (shlimazl, "misfortune"), from Hebrew שלא מזל (shellōmazzāl), של (shel, "from, of") + לא (lō, "not") + מזל (mazzāl, "luck") (Wiktionary)
“This effort produced what can only be described as a "shemozzle": horses, waggons, and men piled themselves up in a hopeless tangle at the bottom of the wadi, and the night operations came to an abrupt end.”
“Mr Mulder said that because the system was such a "shemozzle", Kamco had no hope of detecting everyone who had been either ripped off or had benefited from the glitches.”
“Even in these distant days of London 2012 it is starting to sound like just another sporting industry that doesn't know when to stop talking – as witnessed by this week's stage-managed shemozzle over which sporting celebrity will get to light the Olympic flame in Stratford.”
“Lager has already stained his path, a thirst that is a matter of public record: during the nightclub shemozzle that reached the courts last year it emerged that Carroll had drunk "eight or nine pints of lager" at the time of the incident.”
“Like any fan he has watched with dismay the ongoing boardroom shemozzle.”
“Bataille was a man who, in his novel Story of the Eye, had imagined scenes with bull testicles, pissing, the whole shemozzle.”
“As such there is a banality now to his presence with England, a quality that remains undimmed by choruses of player support and even by the resurfacing of the captaincy shemozzle – a wrestle for the armband that has been compared to a group of bald men fighting over a comb, although this does seem a little unfair on combs, which are useful things.”
“Some kind of player plus cash shemozzle involving Ji-Sung Park could be in the offing.”
“But which in the current climate instead looks like a rather tedious formality backed up by a managerial-form-wobble-Ray-Wilkins-ousting shemozzle.”
“The shemozzle in the centre looked very messy, but with the alternate move system with the routs done in the other side's turn it just sorted itself out remarkably well.”
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