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shimozzle

n
informal a noisy confusion or dispute; uproar
[C19: perhaps from Yiddish shlimazl misfortune]
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Noun1.shemozzle - (Yiddish) a confused situation or affair; a mess
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
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shemozzle

[ʃəˈmɒzl] N (Brit) (= confusion) → lío m; (= dispute) → bronca f, follón m
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Well," he would begin, "the last time we had one of these shemozzles.
But there is one question which nobody asks about this peace in our time business: why, at the height of the Cold War, when Russia and America came within a whisker of enthusiastically slitting each other's throats, both stepped back and, excepting a few superficial shemozzles, remain at peace?
It's not easy sometimes when these shemozzles get started, people can lose the plot and lose their place in the team and stuff like that.