imbroglio
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪmˈbɹəʊljəʊ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɪmˈbɹoʊljoʊ/
Noun

imbroglio (plural imbroglios)

  1. A complicated situation; an entanglement.
    • 2013, Frances Whiting, chapter 19, in Walking on Trampolines, Sydney, N.S.W.: Pan Macmillan Australia, ISBN 978-1-74261-120-4; trade paperback edition, New York, N.Y.: Gallery Books, February 2015, ISBN 978-1-4767-8001-6 page 207 ↗:
      I could have phoned you with all this, Tallulah, but knowing you as I have over the years, when you and I have both been a party to some of Duncan's little imbroglios, I thought I should talk to you in person.
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