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  • n  a set of confused and meaningless statements
  • n  a long and complicated and confusing procedure

  • Thus the cumbersome, but effective (for the cable company, too effective for the cable user) setup and authorization rigamarole.
  • The alternate strand of the story concerns Charles Eaton as a boy detective blundering into the capture of some bandits, a familiar rigamarole which never had much drama in .
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  • More Setai Sagas: Though these days The Setai Wall...
    Though these days The Setai Wall Street has only 13 units unsold, it had to shimmy through a rigamarole of hard knocks to get there—from accusations that its construction loan from Anglo-American Bank destroyed Ireland's economy (the debt was eventually...
    July 10, 2013 - Curbed New York

  • Ron Raikes in Beatrice Daily Sun
    Raikes said that for local assessments to count under No Child Left Behind, "every single local test would have to go through the same rigamarole that each state has to go through with regard to a statewide test."
  • Chris Dodd in ABC News
    We can't wait any longer,Dodd added later. "We've gone weeks now going through the parliamentary rigamarole here in the Senate."
  • Forrest Griffin in USA Today
    I don't really like cameras or having to be certain places,Griffin says. "It was a lot of rigamarole involved in doing a TV show."

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