Chinese fire drill

noun

Definition of Chinese fire drill

1 : a state of great confusion or disorder
2 : a prank in which a number of people jump out of an automobile stopped at a red traffic light, run around to the opposite side, and jump back in often in a different seat before the light changes to green

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“Chinese fire drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20fire%20drill. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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