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English definition of “rigmarole”


noun [U] disapproving (US also rigamarole)     /ˈrɪɡ.mə.rəʊl/ US  /-roʊl/
a long set of actions or words without any real purpose : The customs officials made us go through the ( whole ) rigmarole of opening up our bags for inspection .InconvenienceNonsense
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