hotch-potch


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hotch-potch

noun mixture, mess, jumble, medley, hash, potpourri, mélange (French), miscellany, mishmash, conglomeration, farrago, hodgepodge (U.S.), gallimaufry The palace is a complete hotch-potch of architectural styles.
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hotch-potch

hotchpotch [ˈhɒtʃpɒtʃ] n (British)salmigondis mhot cross bun nbrioche f du Vendredi sainthot-desk [ˌhɒtˈdɛsk] vipartager un bureauhot-desking [ˌhɒtˈdɛskɪŋ] npartage m de bureauxhot dog nhot-dog m
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It may, if a leader of genius appear, become the first real corps of practical sociologists, which will substitute facts for the present hotch-potch of theories.
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The destruction of the wall, of course, is the start of the huge battle between the Night King and Jon Snow and his hotch-potch band of humans.
For that you need effective and disciplined troops and it is hard to see how this hotch-potch army with a long history of underperforming is going to be any form of credible infantry," the British journalist added.
Alas, McCarthy's golden touch doesn't extend to scriptwriting because Tammy Alas, McCarthy's golden touch doesn't extend to scriptwriting because Tammy is a hotch-potch of half-formed characters and ideas.
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But Labour dismissed his speech as "a hotch-potch of small measures and re-announcements" which did not match up to the scale of the difficulties facing the country.