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"rigmarole" in British English

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rigmarolenoun [U]

disapproving (US also rigamarole) uk   /ˈrɪɡ.mə.rəʊl/  us   /-roʊl/
(Definition of rigmarole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rigmarolenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈrɪɡ·məˌroʊl/ (also rigamarole,  us   /ˈrɪɡ·ə·məˌroʊl/ )
a ​long, ​complicated, or ​sillyprocess: You have to go through this ​whole rigmarole before you can ​register for a ​course.
(Definition of rigmarole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rigmarole”
in Chinese (Simplified) (毫无意义的)繁琐费时的手续, 冗长的废话…
in Chinese (Traditional) (毫無意義的)繁瑣費時的手續, 冗長的廢話…
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