[ UK /ʃæmbˈɒlɪk/ ]
  1. (British slang) disorderly or chaotic
    it's a shambolic system
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How To Use shambolic In A Sentence

  • The problem is not where it now stands, but the shambolic, discreditable way in which it got there.
  • In the days leading up to their defence review and overall government cuts package, David Cameron, George Osborne and the defence secretary, Liam Fox, all tore into what they described as the shambolic and chaotic state of the defence budget. Defence cuts don't go deep enough
  • The armies of the surrounding countries were shambolic and hopeless.
  • Spectators are expected not to stand outside and observe but to enter and be surrounded by shambolic stage sets. Times, Sunday Times
  • He said: 'No other country puts its servicemen and women through this shambolic process. The Sun
  • We pass the school bus and reach the beginnings of Troy - a security gate with a man drinking coffee - and then I see the Horse: grey, singed metal, dwarfing our van, strangely shambolic.
  • The story that emerges is one of shambolic record-keeping, muddle and complacency. The Sun
  • Sadly, it will be greeted with weary resignation by Swindonians, who have watched the authority lurch shambolically from one crisis to another in recent years.
  • This was only four songs into the set and already this was the most shambolic gig I had ever been to!
  • Our household is shambolic, which is why there was no milk. Going out to buy milk beneath the pleiades
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