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  • noun North America, slang A chaotic, unmanageable situation.


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  • Heh-heh. In the town where I grew up, goat-roper was a pejorative term for denizens of the next town over.

    October 31, 2007

  • “You have banks competing with carriers competing with Apple and Google, and it’s pretty much a goat rodeo until someone sorts it out.”

    The New York Times, As Phones Become Wallets, Many Have Hands Out, by Tara Siegel Bernard and Claire Cain Miller, March 23, 2011

    March 23, 2011

  • It is intriguing that capricious comes from root word for 'goat' and it isn't over until the cabrito is well cooked. Is a goat rodeo a capriccio?

    March 24, 2011