from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of rigmarole.
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- n. Alternative form of rigmarole.
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- n. a set of confused and meaningless statements
- n. a long and complicated and confusing procedure
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All that other rigamarole is just for those who cross in a car.
For those of you, who like myself 6 years ago, have no idea about what kind of rigamarole getting a PhD involves, I thought I would break it down in a paragraph, as I did for my dad who emailed me the other night asking, "SO YOU ARE REALLY ALMOST DONE WITH THAT PHD?"
Not sure if it makes you feel better, but I went through a near-identical rigamarole to get diagnosed with FMS 17 years ago.
Medicare does its job better than any private insurer in the U.S. The overhead for Medicare is minuscule in comparison to any private insurer, and it covers beneficiaries without half the bureaucratic rigamarole of the private sector.
With the GOP and Lieberman already explicitly stating that they intend to delay health care legislation, why should we give him more than the allotted to give us the same ol 'rigamarole?
Companies are sued just about every day and why put themselves through the rigamarole of a lawsuit when they can just do the right thing in most cases?
"Analytic" is of course a nice term to be used whenever it's necessary to distinguish between mere emotional and instinctual artists and real thinkers -- the intellectually rigorous (and properly credentialed) "scholars" who can cut through all the artsy-fartsy rigamarole favored by the "creative" types and let us know what all cultural activites are finally really about.
Carol Marin's column yesterday described some of the characters in Emanuel's residency rigamarole, including attorney Burt Odelson.
The country would be better served if they made an effort to keep their crooked cohorts in line instead of wasting time on this rigamarole.
Here he was all qualified, and because of institutional rigamarole and the folly of surface certification, chronic resume inflation and mere appearances was being thrust into a situation in which judgment might be passed on his abilities by some twenty-year-old back-packer funding his adventure.