What is a cluster fuck?

The noun ‘Cluster Fuck’ is a military term which is used to describe disastrous situations caused by too many inept commanding officers.

The term is sometimes also referred to as Charlie Foxtrot.

The cluster refers to the oak-leaf shaped insignia worn by the senior commanding officers.

Another phrase sometimes associated with the term is “Chaos created by a group of incompetents” and the more direct “Every C-level management meeting is a cluster fuck”.