Busy, boisterous activity: the hurly-burly of school life
More example sentences
- However, I must confess that with age has come a certain distaste for the noise, the crowds and the whole hurly-burly of mass protest.
- Despite all the pomp and circumstance, political hurly-burly raised its head at yesterday's festivities.
- Anyway, Gus was so exquisite he used not to take part in the rough hurly-burly of football matches, but would remain aloof in perfectly clean kit.
Middle English: reduplication based on hurl.