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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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class="MsoNormalThe third scramble in 2002 was even more dramatic.
Step 4: Scramble the remainder pixels in sequence q by inverse 2 rounds Henon map, and rearrange them from left to right, top to bottom to the positions that flag = 0.
Santa Scramble is open to everyone aged eight and over.
This qualifier will follow an 18-hole scramble format.
Children will again be allowed to go into the ring during the scramble and will try to grab a chicken that they can take home.
Generally, the Scramble is one of the primary forms of tournament play for golf associations, charity events and the like.
"Mardock Scramble" is a fine pick for any science fiction fan, highly recommended.
Moreover, "it is against company policy to scramble Egyptian channels," as this is a violation of international laws.
Is the recent growth in investment in African exports an indicator of a "new scramble" for Africa between the globe's industrial powers analogous to the competitions between the European imperial powers that divided up Africa toward the end of the 19th century?
The Scramble Scoop is useable from either side of the cart.
4 : to work hard to win or escape something <She had to scramble to earn a living.>
A commonly overlooked yet potentially devastating aspect of defensing an opponent's passing game is defensive reaction to a quarterback scramble.
Already this year the same team of West Midlands Ambulance Service emergency operators has helped people in distress in Australia and Spain, and on Sunday they managed to scramble aid to the Czech Republic.
The sixth round will start at 4.55pm, around 12 hours after they started the first round with a Texas Scramble. Two Charities will benefit - Cancer Research UK & Brain Tumour UK.
When you're at a loss over what to make, just crack, beat, scramble and you've got a meal pronto.