Definition of Chinese fire drill in English:

Chinese fire drill

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noun

North American informal , • offensive
  • A state of disorder or confusion.
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    • But what's this, two minutes into the run and the pack is totally bewildered and resembles a comic Chinese fire drill - total chaos.
    • John earlier called it a Chinese fire drill, which may be about right.
    • But I am not sure veto-wielding China or the Russian Federation would mind at all if Russian roulette and the Chinese fire drill dropped their national credentials.

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