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    recipe for chaos

    what is the meaning of the expression recipe for chaos? e.g. ...."that sounds a recipe for chaos..."


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    Re: recipe for chaos

    Welcome to the forums!

    This phrase sounds like a variation on Recipe for disaster =
    • A recipe for disaster is a mixture of people and events that could only possibly result in trouble.
    So a recipe for chaos is a mixture of people and events that will lead to chaos (complete disorder and confusion)


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    Re: recipe for chaos

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: recipe for chaos

    "I don't want to have the party here at home, your son is only going to bring his recipe for chaos here from school."

    right


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    Re: recipe for chaos

    Ummm

    I think "Are you mad? Going out for the evening and letting your son have all his friends to your home for a party is a recipe for chaos!" expresses it better.

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    Re: recipe for chaos

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Ummm

    I think "Are you mad? Going out for the evening and letting your son have all his friends to your home for a party is a recipe for chaos!" expresses it better.
    It's more like it but I want to make of my own:

    "Martin, Jack and John is a good recipe for chaos. Leaving them alone in the house will surely cause you some headaches."

    (hmm, there isn't much spirits in my English I guess)

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