Definition of rigmarole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

rigmarole

noun
ˈrɪɡmərəʊl
 
; ˈrɪɡməroʊl
 
[uncountable, singular]
 
1 a long and complicated process that is annoying and seems unnecessaryI couldn't face the whole rigmarole of getting a work permit again.2 a long and complicated storyShe turned up an hour late with some rigmarole about catching the wrong train.
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