Meaning of “organized chaos” in the English Dictionary

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"organized chaos" in British English

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organized chaosnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɔː.ɡən.aɪzd ˈkeɪ.ɒs/ us /ˌɔːr.ɡən.aɪzd ˈkeɪ.ɑːs/

a situation in which there seems to be a lot of confusion and no organization, which makes you surprised that the results are good:

The restaurant was very busy, and the kitchens were organized chaos.

(Definition of “organized chaos” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)