hurly-burly


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hur·ly-bur·ly

 (hûr′lē-bûr′lē)
n. pl. hur·ly-bur·lies
Noisy confusion; tumult.

[Alteration and reduplication of hurling, gerund of hurl.]

hurly-burly

(ˈhɜːlɪˈbɜːlɪ)
n, pl hurly-burlies
confusion or commotion
adj
turbulent
[C16: from earlier hurling and burling, rhyming phrase based on hurling in obsolete sense of uproar]

hurl•y-burl•y

(ˈhɜr liˈbɜr li, -ˌbɜr-)

n., pl. -burl•ies,
adj. n.
1. noisy disorder and confusion; commotion; tumult.
adj.
2. full of commotion; tumultuous.
[1520–30; alter. of hurling (and) burling, rhyming phrase based on hurling in now obsolete sense “tumult, uproar”]

hurly-burly

- Turmoil or an uproar.
See also related terms for uproar.
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hurly-burly

[ˈhɜːlɪˈbɜːlɪ] Nalboroto m, tumulto m
the hurly-burly of politicsla vida tumultuosa de la política

hurly-burly

[ˌhɜːrliˈbɜːrli] n [situation, activity] → tohu-bohu m inv

hurly-burly

nGetümmel nt, → Rummel m (inf); the hurly-burly of politicsder Rummel der Politik

hurly-burly

[ˌhɜːlɪˈbɜːlɪ] nchiasso, baccano
References in classic literature ?
The mules, however, confounded by the hurly-burly and disliking their new riders kicked up their heels and dismounted half of them, in spite of their horsemanship.
Round the house!" cried the captain; and even in the hurly-burly, I perceived a change in his voice.
And Michael, spilling over with unused vitality from the cramped space of the Eugenie's deck, scampered down the beach in a hurly-burly of joy, scenting a thousand intimate land-scents as he ran, and describing a jerky and eccentric course as he made short dashes and good-natured snaps at the coconut crabs that scuttled across his path to the safety of the water or reared up and menaced him with formidable claws and a spluttering and foaming of the shell-lids of their mouths.
She made a stream of fire flare from his shield and helmet like the star that shines most brilliantly in summer after its bath in the waters of Oceanus--even such a fire did she kindle upon his head and shoulders as she bade him speed into the thickest hurly-burly of the fight.
He made his own horses fast, away from the hurly-burly, by binding the reins to the rim of the chariot.
Yet hark thee, good youth,'' said he, turning about, ``thrust thyself not too forward into this vain hurly-burly I speak not for endangering the steed, and coat of armour, but for the sake of thine own life and limbs.''
Then a great hurly-burly ensued; a vast movement of feet, hands, and heads; a general outbreak of coughs and handkerchiefs; each one arranged himself, assumed his post, raised himself up, and grouped himself.
He often would Hurly-burly Get up early And go By hook or crook To the brook, And bring home Miller's Thumb, Tittlebat Not over fat, Minnows small As the stall Of a glove, Not above The size Of a nice Little baby's Little fingers."
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 23 (ANI): Amidst the hurly-burly of Indian politics inside the Parliament, a young visitor came to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Newmarket David Milnes Coolongolook 2.15 Leicester, nap May have found the hurly-burly of a big handicap at York too much and should find this a bit easier.
They are not alone in their position and the KSA is going to have to learn to live in the hurly-burly of the modern world.
Politics can be a hurly-burly business but we should remember all those that take part in our democracy, giving up their time, energy and money to campaign for their beliefs.