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shambles -- as in: the place is a shambles
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  • His mind was a shambles.
  • Martin and Leora came into a shambles of salutations and daughters.
  • He meditated that if science and public hygiene did remove tuberculosis and the other major plagues, the world was grimly certain to become so overcrowded, to become such a universal slavepacked shambles, that all beauty and ease and wisdom would disappear in a famine-driven scamper for existence.
  • So Max Gottlieb took charge of the McGurk Institute of Biology, and in a month that Institute became a shambles.

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  • Our plan is in shambles.
  • The breakup left her in a shambles.

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