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Definition of shambles noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shambles

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈʃæmblz//
     
    [singular] (informal)
     
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  1. 1a situation in which there is a lot of confusion synonym mess The press conference was a complete shambles. What a shambles! The government is in a shambles over Europe. He's made an absolute shambles of his career.
  2. 2 a place which is dirty or messy synonym mess The house was a shambles.
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