motley crew


: an unusual mixed group
We were a motley crew of musicians and athletes.

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Recent Examples on the Web In addition to being the simplest animals, sponges have also outsourced much of their labor to a motley crew of microbes that live symbiotically inside of their bodies. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2024 The two college biology students and a pair of local high school seniors, one in a LeBron James jersey, hop in, along with a yellow village dog who will trot alongside the motley crew all night. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 How about design flaws of those animatronic exoskeletons?) and a motley crew of vandals bent on sabotage. Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Of course, the only thing your motley crew will actually be battling over is who gets the last piece of candy. Kaitlin Stanford, Parents, 5 Oct. 2023 Of course, the main event in any Agatha Christie thriller is the motley crew of suspects whose hidden motivations and connections eventually come to light. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 After their bank heist goes wrong, a desperate criminal, his out-of-control brother and their motley crew of ex-Marines must escape New Orleans and the determined FBI agent who pursues them. Staff, Dallas News, 13 July 2023 Based on the novel by Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl is a stylish and energetic adaptation that thrusts viewers into small-town Owl, North Dakota, as a motley crew of characters brace for a historic blizzard. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 18 Apr. 2023 And with that, our motley crew SXSW dream team had been assembled: three journalists, a cameraman, and a six-year-old who couldn’t care less about cryptocurrency. Ben McKenzie, Rolling Stone, 17 July 2023 See More

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“Motley crew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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