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like a headless chicken

With great haste and in a careless and/or senseless manner. Instead of running around like a headless chicken, make a list of the things you need to finish and then work on them in that order.
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Summary: New Delhi (India), Aug 6 (ANI): Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Congress would pay heavily for opposing measures to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying the leadership of the party, which he referred to as "headless chicken", was determined to succeed in its race to the bottom.
The term 'running around like a headless chicken' has its origins in what many farmers know - chooks can indeed continue to run about after their heads are chopped off.
The poor woman resembles a headless chicken more and more with each passing day.
A deep-sea swimming cucumber, also known as a 'headless chicken monster,' has been captured on camera for the first time in the Southern Ocean off east Antarctica.
Graphic photos show a headless chicken that survived for a week after being decapitated.
Mike Bailey OH dear, it might snow, headless chicken time, for goodness sake, YAWWWWN.
That time she ranted like a headless chicken for a bucket of KFC : Anyone watching Arab Idol at the time was crying with tears over Ahlam's hysterical request for a bucket of KFC, which she wanted delivered now now now to the studio or else she would wage a Twitter war against them.
Fuming Nigeria fans blasted Efe Ambrose while the country's top pundit branded him a "headless chicken" after the defender chalked up another blunder on the big stage.
"The headless chicken brigade" - The Prince of Wales' description of those who deny climate change.
He's absconding but still in the UAE and I am the one running around like a headless chicken finding a solution.
THE Dad's Army series was memorable for Clive Dunn running around like a headless chicken at the first sign of trouble.
"This will further inflame the antis - the very people who the rule was designed to placate!" North Yorkshire trainer Ferdy Murphy criticised the BHA for 'bad leadership', and labelled racing's ruling body a 'headless chicken'.
From the Molasses Flood of 1919 and the development of the Sun Gun to Mike the Headless Chicken and oddities of all kinds of science, this gathering of too-weird-not-to-be-true tales is the perfect leisure reader's choice and will appeal to any general lending library.
All four had me running around the court like a headless chicken, desperately lunging at shots while screaming at myself to hit the ball better.