mare's nest

noun

Definition of mare's nest

plural

mare's nests

or

mares' nests

  1. 1 :  a false discovery, illusion, or deliberate hoax

  2. 2 :  a place, condition, or situation of great disorder or confusion a mare's nest of intrigue and troubles with the money men — William Cole

Examples of mare's nest in a Sentence

  1. the lack of planning had resulted in the city's evacuation being a mare's nest of epic proportions

1576

First Known Use of mare's nest

1576



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