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hurly-burly

A wild and chaotic situation. Boy, it was a real hurly burly in there once the kids started tearing into their Christmas presents.

hurly burly

A noisy confusion. To hurl is to throw, and “hurly burly” is based on the image of a mob throwing things around chaotically. The phrase appears in the opening scene of Shakespeare's Macbeth when the witches chant, “When shall we three meet again / In thunder, lightning, or in rain? / When the hurlyburly's done, / When the battle's lost and won.”
See also: burly, hurly
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No wonder he once felt the need to take a sabbatical and lose himself in the hurlyburly of Manhattan.
Many miles from the hurlyburly of London or the coast, Eyam was as quiet and peaceful as any other village in the Derbyshire Dales.
So dropping Keita into the hurlyburly of a midfield battle against Burnley at Turf Moor was a surprise move from Jurgen Klopp, especially with Liverpool eschewing their normal three-man midfield.
Nalepa is grateful once again to be performing the work of Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe ("Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly").
hurlyburly derby And two minutes later Pawel Olkowski smashed the ball in off the underside of the bar to leave Rudd and the faithful behind his goal gob-smacked.
Now you need to gather your thoughts before you encounter the hurlyburly world again.
There is an argument that his intricate style is more suited to the top flight, where you get a little more time in possession than the hurlyburly of the Championship.
Then-manager Paul Clement spoke of the midfielder needing time to adjust to the hurlyburly of the Premier League.
He has directed David Ives' 'Venus in Fur.' One of his favorite plays, staged by Actor's Actors Inc., was David Rabe's dark comedy 'Hurlyburly,' in which he was actor and director.
ANCY fleeing from the hurlyburly of city life, yet remaining within striking distance to keep in touch with family, friends and business contacts?
Junction Fourteen shaped with real promise when winning on the final day of last season at Sandown after an interrupted campaign and while he could not make his mark in the Galway Plate last time, his lacklustre effort is best forgotten as the hurlyburly of such an event may not
Junction Fourteen shaped with real promise when winning on the final day of last season at Sandown after an interrupted campaign, and while he could not make his mark in the Galway Plate last time, his lacklustre effort is best forgotten, as the hurlyburly of such an event may not have played to his strengths, while the ground probably was not ideal either.
Watching players give the ball away and mis-control passes in the hurlyburly of training games and Championship matches it's easy to forget that they are all still extremely skilled with a football.
Hurlyburly came later; as did Goose and Tomtom; Those the River Keeps; A Question of Mercy; The Dog Problem; The Black Monk, adapted from Chekhov; and An Early History of Fire.
The film opens with a funeral rather than the hurlyburly of the weird sisters, and Lady Macbeth is a brittle porcelain doll, likely to crack at the slightest emotional jolt, rather than a demented dynamo behind her husband's ascension to the throne.