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Also: Fuster Cluck
Term used to describe the state of affairs resulting from too many staffers and not enough TRAINED staffers on a project. This usually happens as a result of a rush or deadline which cannot be met, when managers or planners resort to simply adding warm bodies to the effort out of sheer desperation or incompetence. Also results from having a surplus of supervisors or other overhead-related personnel who cannot actually perform any useful work towards project goals, especially where the prescence or contributions of these people hinders work performed by others.
"Man, we were 8 days behind schedule on that project so my manager decided to send us all of his interns as well as show up himself. Turned it into a complete clusterfuck. There must have been 20 guys in one cube at once."
by Nathan March 05, 2005
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When a series of events collide to create a huge predicament.
"The rescue teams' helicopter crashed while trying to rescue the survivors, turning the once huge problem into a clusterfuck."
by Heraf May 01, 2003
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The only word / colloquialism left in the scope in the English language which can accurately describe the BP oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico.
A: Have you heard the latest on the oil spill? B: Yeah, what a clusterfuck that's turning out to be.
by Daggoth T. Rothri June 03, 2010
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Term that is military in origin, and used to refer to officers in associated positions of power and resulting decisions that resulted in: poor decision making, emotional reactivity, increased number of casualties, and an overall sense of distrust in poorly-qualified leadership.

Currently used in popular culture to describe any situation in which: extrememly poor decisions are made for the purpose of very tired and predictable personal gain, without consideration for how decisons impact others, and an overall sense of intimidation due to lack of competence and personal responsibility by the aggresor.
Rob: "May I have permission to take a piss? Oh, and by the way, everyone is questioning your authority."

Lizzie: "No, you need to hold it for another 43 minutes and I don't care who does what. I've already thrown everyone under the bus, let's sit back and watch it unfold. I created this cluster fuck."
by DoAsISay111 September 14, 2010
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Originally a military term, but increasingly used to describe a particularly fucked up, chaotic or disorganized workplace or office situation.
Example 1:

Mike: "Hey who ran all these network cables under my cubicle? Where am I supposed to put my feet?"

Ryan: "Dude, we're putting in the new computers, we need relocate you to a desk in the basement."

Mike: "Jesus, what a clusterfuck this place is!"

Example 2:

Denise: "Be glad you missed the sales meeting today, there weren't enough chairs in the conference room and half of us had to stand, then that idiot Laura knocked over her venti Starbucks coffee all over the table. It even got the phone wet and everyone on the dial-in line got disconnected. God, what a clusterfuck!"

Brianna: "Like oh my god, total!"
by SoCaliCali January 10, 2009
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