hurly burly


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurly burly - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
turmoil, upheaval, convulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
earthquake - a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
stir, splash - a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
tempest, storm - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
storm center, storm centre - a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
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A moving scrap metal sculpture, the Hurly Burly, which wowed visitors at last year's festival will also be bringing his sister, the Beast, along this year.
m not convinced that Ander Herrera (fully adjusted to the hurly burly of the Premier 'm not convinced that Ander Herrera (left) has left fully adjusted to the hurly burly of the Premier League.
Test your general knowledge with the Green Man Quiz Quest, grab a bite to eat in the Hurly Burly, gaze at the night skies with the Royal Astronomy Society fellow Alan Longstaff and make new friends around the roaring Settlement campfire.
Arnold, who was booted of Strictly last month joked: "The wonderful thing about this hurly burly business we call show is that you know ultimately you will one day be replaced by someone younger, thinner and, in this case, much taller than you.
The excitement and anticipation of a race against Black Caviar, the hurly burly of the Arc and, most exciting of all, a trip to the Breeders' Cup has not materialised, and that is a shame.
I CAUGHT Miss Polly Rae in burlesque at London's Garrick Theatre in the The Hurly Burly Show this week - and she was a sensation.
UNITED have shown great bravery in the hurly burly of the transfer market.
Future Bloc confirmed its commitment to continue its calm approach and the use of dialogue despite all political hurly burly which more often than not seeped its venom into the media.
Thomson is not yet ready to be pitched into the hurly burly of Championship football, but Gordon Strachan said: "Kevin is coming along well.
There will be changes to plans just through the hurly burly of running operations in London and Birmingham, two of our biggest cities.
Best is bitter protest song Send Them Kids To War, although its message tends to get lost amid the hurly burly blend of Celtic and Indian influences.
But Boro manager Kevin Wilkin feels the long journey north could bring the best out of his side as they take a break from the hurly burly of the Zamaretto Premier Division and turn their attentions to a competition in which they are overdue a sustained run.