Definition of alarums and excursions in English:

alarums and excursions

phrase

humorous
  • Confused activity and uproar.

    • ‘The Palghat pass, 32 km broad, has played a bigger role in the alarums and excursions of history.’
    • ‘Hobsbawm laments: ‘Alas, (the pamphlet) has been lost in the alarums and excursions of the century.’’
    • ‘CHICAGO - Here are the latest alarums and excursions relevant to Midwest technology entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘The story quickly died, drowned out by fresher alarums and excursions in Europe and elsewhere.’