harum-scarum
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(pronounced her-ehm-SKER-ehm)

This rhyming doublet was born in the 17th Century, and it describes unruly, reckless, disorganized or out of control situations or events. It’s fun to say, so work it into your conversation sometime.

Example: Ever since her office manager / receptionist / personal assistant walked out on her last month, Victoria’s daily workflow had been harum-scarum, with misplaced project files, tardy client billing, and frustration all around.