English version

three-ring circus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthree-ring circusˌthree-ring ˈcircus noun  1 [singular] American English informalCONFUSED a place or situation that is confusing because there is too much activity I don’t know how you can work in that office – it’s like a three-ring circus.2 [countable usually singular] a circus that has three areas in which people or animals perform at the same time
Examples from the Corpus
three-ring circusHis attempt at a dignified resignation had turned into a three-ring circus.The contract negotiations have turned into a three-ring circus.Consequently, we had to move the whole three-ring circus to a new location overnight.
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