hurrah's nest

noun
\ -rȯz, -räz-, -rȧz- \
variants: or less commonly hoorah's nest \ " \ or hooraw's nest \ " \

Definition of hurrah's nest

: an untidy heap : mess in spite of all efforts, the lockers generally become a hurrah's nest … a place for everything and nothing in its place— S. S. Rabl specifically : a tangle of debris blocking a trail or stream

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“Hurrah's nest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurrah%27s%20nest. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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