run around like a chicken with its head cut off

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run around like a chicken with its head cut off

Working quickly and with much activity while trying to accomplish a large number of tasks, perhaps simultaneously. Give yourself enough time before deadline so that you don't have to be running around like a chicken with its head cut off at the last minute.
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run around like a chicken with its head cut off and run (around) in circles

Fig. to run around frantically and aimlessly; to be in a state of chaos. (Alludes to a chicken that continues to run around aimlessly after its head has been chopped off.) I spent all afternoon running around like a chicken with its head cut off. If you run around in circles, you'll never get anything done.
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Hayes was chatting up the ladies and Jeremy was running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to videotape all the action.