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pell-mell

1. adverb In a frantic, confused, and disorderly manner; quickly and out of control. As the final bell of the semester rang, students ran pell-mell out the doors and into their summer of freedom.
2. adjective Frantic, disorderly, and out of control. The pell-mell traffic of India can be shocking to tourists who are used to more orderly streets.
3. noun Frantic and tumultuous disorder. The suspect managed to slip away among the horrible pell-mell that ensued.
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So, to return, helter-skelter and pell-mell, to tittle-tattle .
Potentially no less telling is the suicide bomber, who strolls into a crowd and detonates his or her vest of explosives, or drives a vehicle pell-mell into a target.
The cascade of bad news in the Chinese construction and commodities sectors has been chronicled by a recent Wall Street Journal series on "China's Rising Risks," which explained how pell-mell borrowing by private Chinese companies -- corporate debt issues nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013 -- hit a wall this year.
That's why Republicans have a stronger record than many might suspect, especially given their pell-mell retreat last week on the government shutdown and debt ceiling.
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By now our gardens are usually running away from us, careering pell-mell into summer, full steam ahead.
He is no opera singer, but Gaze's thespian skills are considerable and, above all, he really "gets" the Major-General--to the very roots of the character's inveterate pomposity Without drawing attention to it, his impeccable diction rendered the tumbling, pell-mell syllables of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" perfectly comprehensible.
At first Zach is striding pell-mell across unforgiving concrete, straying close enough to the edge to be cause for concern, until I instruct him that the rest of the play must be conducted while he's stationary.
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Notice the chap with his bicycle -is he about to pedal pell-mell through the beck just after the picture was taken?
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Aside from the traditional risks of pell-mell growth, in the shape of mis-allocation of resources and consequent periodic boom-bust cycles, China's exchange rate policy is becoming increasingly untenable.