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kick bollocks scramble

A wild, chaotic, or panicked situation, especially among or involving many people simultaneously. Primarily heard in UK. With funding from local councils spread so thin these days, it's always a kick bollocks scramble in December for charities to meet their yearly quota with donations. The whole pub descended into a kick bollocks scramble after one bloke threw a punch at another.
See also: bollock, kick, scramble

scramble for (something)

1. To attempt to reach something or some place in a jostling, tumultuous hurry or panic. Shoppers flooded the shop during its huge sale, scrambling for anything they could get their hands on. Everyone scrambled for the exits when the fire alarm went off.
2. To attempt to achieve, acquire, or secure something in a great rush or panic. After the huge success of the innovative new product, tons of other companies have been scrambling for their own version. We were left scrambling for a new general manager after Tom resigned very suddenly.
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scrambled eggs

slang A braid of gold leaf-shaped embroidery found as an embellishment on the brims or visors of the peaked caps of military officers. We could tell by the scrambled eggs on her hat that she was a high-ranking officer. Hs's only a lieutenant commander in the navy, so he doesn't have any scrambled eggs on his cap yet.
See also: egg, scramble

scramble for someone or something

to push and struggle to get to someone or something. All the teenagers scrambled for the rock star but couldn't catch him. The children scrambled for the candy as it fell from the pinata.
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scrambled eggs

n. rank insignia on a military officer’s uniform. I know his rank is high because of the “scrambled eggs,” but I don’t know how high.
See also: egg, scramble
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Because of its decades-long tradition in the Cottage Grove community, the Riding Club doesn't plan to end the scramble anytime soon, Fisher said.
Receivers will remain stationary if they are open to the side of the scramble.
One of the real strengths of this work is that the author also realizes that Africans saw the scramble from a much different perspective.
Moving back to the solution to the touchscreen PIN problem, the team working on CyanogenMod OS has come up with a fix that scrambles the digits on the device's keyboard, according to (http://www.
He won the Huddersfield Scramble and the Speedster Trophy for the Yorkshire Scramble.
If both options are covered, the QB will scramble for the end zone.
Two years ago, a computer custom-built by researchers to crack DES required just hours to identify the numerical key used to scramble and then recover a secret message (SN: 8/1/98, p.
For instance, encryption would let electronic newsgroups scramble their messages and give the "keys" - decoding instructions - only to subscribers.
In addition to mileages and elevations for each scramble, Bond also tells readers how much time a trip is likely to take and what time of year is best to visit.
The file shredder's mission is to scramble files before deletion, making them garbled and unreadable.
According to some theorists, such a mating fest, where males literally scramble for partners, should encourage the evolution of specific ways to pick the best mates.