Recent Examples of shambles from the Web
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.
That’s mostly because Faraday Future, and Jia himself, seem to be in such a shambles.
Puerto Rico’s ailing electric grid was already in a shambles before hurricane season arrived.
Once the piling snapped, the boat began bashing against the docks, smashing the finger dock along its port side to a shambles.
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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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