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rigmarole

noun [U] disapproving (US also rigamarole) uk   /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.
Translations of “rigmarole”
in Chinese (Traditional) (毫無意義的)繁瑣費時的手續, 冗長的廢話…
in Chinese (Simplified) (毫无意义的)繁琐费时的手续, 冗长的废话…
(Definition of rigmarole from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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