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noun [singular] shambles pronunciation in American English /ˈʃæmb(ə)lz/

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  1. 1
    something that is very badly organized and that does not operate effectively
    in a shambles:

    Government corruption has left the economy in a shambles.

  2. 2
    an extremely messy place

    His desk is a shambles.

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