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shambles

noun [U]  /ˈʃæm·bəlz/ us  
a place or situation that is in a state of confusion or disorder: The morning after the party, the house was a complete shambles. The strike-shortened basketball season was a shambles. Shambles is also a messy or confused state: The candidate claimed that the economy was in (a) shambles.
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