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[om-nuh-sham-buh lz] /ˈɒm nəˌʃæm bəlz/

noun, plural omnishambles. (used with a singular verb)
Chiefly British Informal. a situation, especially in politics, in which poor judgment results in disorder or chaos with potentially disastrous consequences.


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