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.
In medieval times we had excellent relationships and communications with Europe and the outside world until we were so rudely interrupted by that arrogant hotch-potch of French and Germans.
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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Why not regenerate the likes of Grove Hill, which at present is a hotch-potch of pre-war houses and derelict open spaces, and what about Middlehaven; the majority of this area still lies barren after many a year?
If there is one criticism it's that it's a little bit of a hotch-potch, around which they attempt to weave an unwieldy plot about a devil doll in 1920s Berlin.
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A coalition is by definition a hotch-potch of ideals and most level headed people hate it, but criticising it just for political ends is also negative.