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Meaning of “run round like a headless chicken” in the English Dictionary

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run round like a headless chicken

to be very ​busy doing a lot of things, but in a way that is not very ​effective
(Definition of run round like a headless chicken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “run round like a headless chicken”
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙得像只无头苍蝇, 手忙脚乱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙得像隻無頭蒼蠅, 手忙腳亂…
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