hodgepodge :

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  • n  a motley assortment of things
  • n  a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

  • It's a hodgepodge of designs.
  • Wasn't your article a bit of a hodgepodge of this that without getting to the point? Was the article on Oxnam or the World Council? Was it critical, raising questions which the .
  • The result is a hodgepodge of conflicting rules and loopholes big enough to drive a milk truck through.
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  • Charles Schumer in Guardian Unlimited
    Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said the president's package "leaves consumers in the dark and continues the hodgepodge of federal oversight."
  • Jay Rockefeller in Conde Nast Portfolio
    Anyone who's looked at a cell phone bill knows it's a hodgepodge of fees and surcharges that supposedly cover regulatory or administrative costs,said Rockefeller. "The reality is, often these are nothing more than operating costs that the...
  • Mitch Daniels in Chicago Tribune
    There'd be a lot of questions that would have to be answered about that,Daniels said. "Do you really want a hodgepodge of different systems in different counties?"

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