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There has, moreover, been no giant spasm of regret over Brexit, even with the negotiations in a complete shambles.
The once-harmonious bond between franchise and city was a shambles.
Goalkeepers Who's Hot Loris Karius - Liverpool may be something of a shambles at the back but Karius kept a clean sheet against Huddersfield before saving Harry Kane's first penalty on Sunday.
While Conte's title defence at Chelsea has been a shambles, Sarri has come under fire from Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis over a lack of rotation allowing Juventus to increase their lead over Serie A to six points.
Before the lawsuit could be adjudicated, Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, leaving all financial planning in a shambles.
El Inca Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero held two world titles and never lost a fight, but his private life was a shambles: in April 2010, at age 28, he was arrested for the murder of his wife and hanged himself in his jail cell.
Heavy pounding on the concrete chute left the structure a shambles.
Trips to west and central Africa in the early 1970s turned into another shambles of self-destruction, relieved only by partnerships with famous local musicians.
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Origin and Etymology of shambles
SHAMBLES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shambles for English Language Learners
: a place or state in which there is great confusion, disorder, or destruction
SHAMBLES Defined for Kids
Definition of shambles for Students
- After the party, the house was a shambles.
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