alarums and excursions
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a·la·rums and excursions(ə-lär′əmz, -lăr′-)
1. Loud, frantic, or excited activity; clamor.
2. The sounds of war or warlike activity. Used as a stage direction for moving of soldiers across stage, as in Shakespeare's plays.
[Early Modern English, sudden attacks and sallies.]
alar′ums and excur′sions
noisy, frantic, or disorganized activities.