rigamarole


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a set of confused and meaningless statements

a long and complicated and confusing procedure

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Sun-Times' editorial page writer Kate Grossman termed the experience of parents and teachers, who for months feared having their school closed without knowing why, a "horrendous rigamarole."
The US Treasury isn't known to have halted any such trade because of sanctions, but it does require Americans trying to bring them from Europe to the United States to go through the burteacrtaic rigamarole and get an import license.
So there'll be music, freebies, beer (but not for minors), games, showdowns, the whole rigamarole but just OneVibePH.
If I know that if I don't cheat the farmer, someone else will cheat him in a way that will be worse for her, and there is no way I can interact with her without cheating (that would not be worse for her), and if I have no alternative course of action such as just helping her without going through the rigamarole of exchange, then I say, what I do is fact-relative and evidence-relative permissible.
"That's just the kind of rigamarole I'm talking about.
I hope I can buy you guys a coffee or something at some show to make up for all this rigamarole."
With NCIP2, the software handles all of the rigamarole of creating temporary bib and patron records in the ILS, and then going back and cleaning them up after the transaction is completed on the ILL side.
Places where "savages" roamed flee, unburdened by the requirements of suppressive culture and religion--these natives were free to enjoy their bodies without worry of concealment, to enjoy sex without the burden of excessive taboo and to enjoy food, without the rigamarole of prayer and social niceties.
Explain the predicament of patients on effective, stable treatment for a chronic condition that will never resolve, who are forced to repeat the entire preauthorization rigamarole every few months.
So with this in mind, he realizes that, while background and education sound vulgar in the context of modernist experiment, somehow Brooklyn will butt in the rigamarole of his words, not as accent, but as moral protest.
The physicians love being able to practice real medicine, heal people, without running the traps of insurance regulations and bureaucratic rigamarole. For me, there's an odd comfort in facing down my fears, seeing the worst instead of just imagining it.
In Arizona, where open carry has been normal since statehood in 1912, people carry, without the bureaucratic rigamarole, and it's a perfectly nice place to live.
the bovine drama; rant, roar, and rigamarole." (79) Moreover, in February 1844, when the Italian immigrant Ferdinando Palmo had opened "Palmo's," it too was a humble New York opera house that the Herald called "a little bijou of a theater," which, according to Karen Ahlquist in Democracy at the Opera: Music, Theater, and Culture in New York City, 1815-1860, "drew the least criticism for social ostentation" of any opera house in the period.
If it doesn't work, all you have to do is unplug it instead of going through all the rigamarole. The Wheat Commission and the association gave us a unified voice.
"Teachers like me are saying, 'What else can I do because I'm tired of all the textbook rigamarole,'" Swantz says.