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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.
See also: for, scramble

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: for, scramble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* Receivers backside of a scramble will stay on the same yard line and work horizontally to the quarterback.
* Receivers will remain stationary if they are open to the side of the scramble.
"75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Nontechnical Ascents" is a trade paperback published by The Mountaineers Books of Seattle.
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.
However, apart from their restricted generic use, they scramble (if ever) only under contrastive accent (cf.
According to their different stressability conditions, definites MUST, indefinites must NOT scramble to license unmarked stress patterns.
However, even this nonreferential definite may scramble, as (16b) shows.
class="MsoNormalFAMILIAR ECHOES class="MsoNormalThe new scramble targets the Gema nation, a political community comprising of what the British liked lampooning as the "Mau Mau tribes" (the Gikuyu, Embu, Meru and Mbeere).
It was a scramble for the soul of 'Mau Mau tribes' and for Jomo Kenyattagiving rise to the slogan 'Uhuru na Kenyatta'.
class="MsoNormalThe second scramble was a battle of wits in the protracted 'Kenyatta Succession' (1966-1978).
For those unfamiliar with the term, a golf scramble is a unique group format played during golf tournaments.
“We are very excited about the upcoming GAM Scramble Local Qualifier,” said Jon Conklin, Head PGA Professional at Bucks Run Golf Club.
Generally, the Scramble is one of the primary forms of tournament play for golf associations, charity events and the like.
The Scramble Scoop is useable from either side of the cart.