omnishambles

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

omni- +‎ shambles. Coined by the television show The Thick of It in 2009.[1]

Noun[edit]

omnishambles ‎(plural omnishambles)

  1. (Britain, informal, chiefly politics) A situation that is bad or mismanaged in every way.
    Between the car accident, the food poisoning and the lost keys, the holiday was an omnishambles.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ George Eaton (18 April 2012), “The origin of ‘omnishambles’”, in New Statesman[1], archived from the original on 31 May 2015.