Joseph B asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

What is the Politically Correct Term for Chinese Fire Drill?

Historically, "Chinese fire drill" is phrase that is used to describe a chaotic or confusing situation, lacking in appropriate organization.  I am thinking it might be correct to use that phrase anymore.  Is there a modern equivalent?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There isn't one.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    East-Asian Emergency Preparedness Practice for Combustible Situations.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you want to describe something dangerously chaotic, nowadays you can just say "the Trump Administration."

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In Britain, in 70 years, I have not ever come across "Chinese fire drill".  But certainly the names of countries are taken as mildly amusing, mildly derogatory terms. E.g. French Leave, French letter, Dutch cap.

    'Pigs ear' is almost the equivalent of 'Chinese fire drill', by your description. Another one you could use is: 'a dogs dinner'.  A rather dated one is: 'a flap', or a 'flapdoodle'.

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  • 2 months ago

    Democratic Fire Drill?        

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