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Hurly burly   /hˈərli bˈərli/   Listen
Hurly burly

A disorderly outburst or tumult.  Synonyms: commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, to-do.

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"Hurly burly" Quotes from Famous Books

... sons of such women should be the gentlest men on earth. Their home has been so sacred, and well-kept; their mother has been so gentle, patient and unworldly—she has never lowered the standard of her womanhood by asking to vote, or to mingle in the "hurly burly" of politics. She has been humble, and loving, and always hoped for ...
— In Times Like These • Nellie L. McClung

Words linked to "Hurly burly" :   storm, tumult, incident, tumultuousness, earthquake, garboil, uproar, storm centre, stir, convulsion, tempest, upheaval, storm center, turmoil, splash, disorder

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