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  • n. Alternative form of hustle and bustle.


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  • In the hustle-bustle of the city you get to play a more anonymous role; it's not always fun to head the cast.

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  • This seems so simple, but when we're so distracted with the hustle-bustle of every day, it can quickly fade away.

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  • "After all the hustle-bustle of the workday in the city, I suddenly feel like I'm in 'Pride and Prejudice,'" said Yemi Pickard, a 27-year-old who works in finance, never looking up from her needlepoint project.

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  • The much ballyhooed “Obama Health-Care Express” is a hustle-bustle in the wind.

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  • She appears to acknowledge that in the hustle-bustle of our modern world, there just isn't time to devote to the prolix likes of James and Eliot.

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  • But film directors tend to overcompensate for the talkiness with visual hustle-bustle.


  • Many people, me included feel relaxation is such a goal unattainable in these hustle-bustle times, traffic jams, load shedding and not forgetting the uncertainty of the world around us.


  • We are witnessing a moment in history, a moment when this city, which is hustle-bustle personified, a city where people fiercely protect their interests and lobby for the issues that matter most to them, all that is put aside, politics is put aside, while we pay respects and deep honor to this president, who literally changed a generation, if not more, of American students of politics.

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2004

  • What I didn't know was that in the hustle-bustle world of telemarketing, they will train anybody with a tongue on how to call and pester people over the phone.

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  • The two cities are vastly different, with Hanoi being what we call a city that possesses a unique character, its quaintness and those things aren't necessarily found in Ho Chi Minh City, which is a real metropolitan area, much more hustle-bustle than even Hanoi, if that would frighten you a little bit, perhaps.

    Press Briefing By Ambassador Douglas Pete Peterson


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