like a chicken with its head cut off

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like a chicken with its head cut off

With great haste and in a careless or senseless manner. Instead of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, make a list of items you need to finish and then work on them in order.
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like a chicken with its head cut off

In a frenzied manner, distractedly, crazily. For example, She ran around the station looking for her lost bag like a chicken with its head cut off . This graphic simile alludes to the fact that the body of a chicken whose head has been cut off sometimes totters about crazily before succumbing.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

like a chicken with its head cut off

In a frenzy. Chickens have been known to twitch and even stagger around for several minutes after being decapitated, the result of a reflexive response. A person in the throes of extreme emotional agitation exhibits the same sort of fowl play.
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Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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