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shambles

noun [S] uk   /ˈʃæm.bl̩z/ informal us  
a state of confusion, bad organization, or untidiness, or something that is in this state: After the party, the house was a total/complete shambles. Our economy is in a shambles. The way these files are arranged is the biggest shambles I've ever seen.
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