Definition of mare's nest
- a mare's nest of intrigue and troubles with the money men
- —William Cole
the lack of planning had resulted in the city's evacuation being a mare's nest of epic proportions
chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, tumble, welter;
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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