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noun [singular] rigmarole pronunciation in British English /ˈrɪɡmərəʊl/
  1. a long complicated process that seems unnecessary or silly

    I had to go through the whole rigmarole of being questioned and searched before they let me in.

    1. a.
      a description or story that is longer and more complicated than it needs to be

      All that rigmarole about the house being haunted was just to stop people from buying it.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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