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three-ring circus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A circus having simultaneous performances in three separate rings.
  • n. Informal A situation characterized by confusing, engrossing, or amusing activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large circus in which three separate performances are staged simultaneously, each within its own circular enclosure.
  • n. A disorderly, complicated, rapidly changing situation or set of events, which is a source of bewilderment, amazement, or amusement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings


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