Chinese Fire Drill


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Chinese Fire Drill

A slang term for a chaotic, frenetic meeting or project.
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Doggett could turn a simple 6-4-3 double play into a Chinese fire drill.
We're entertaining ourselves with shell games, musical chairs, Chinese fire drills, Ponzi schemes, and Polish blanket tricks (where, to make your blanket longer, you cut twelve inches off the top and sew it onto the bottom).