Todays Word: three-ring circus

Word: three-ring circus


(THREE-ring SUHR-kuhs)


noun: A situation marked by confusing, amusing, or tumultuous activity.


After a circus with three separate rings in which performances take place simultaneously. Earliest documented use: 1898.


“Guy Ritchie told friends recently: ‘Our marriage was a three-ring circus in the end. We started as a normal family and tried to live a normal family life, but Madonna wanted something else.'”
Marriage Had Become Three-Ring Circus; Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland); Oct 16, 2008.

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