We use this expression to describe a group of people who are disorganised and possibly all panicking
You can use this phrase in ………… language.
A: How was the first day in your new job?
B: Not very good. It was very disorganised – all the staff were running around like headless chickens. I didn’t get a computer, had nowhere to sit and didn’t get lunch either.
A: How was Angelo’s last night?
B: The food was perfect. But I think the manager was off sick because the staff were all running around like headless chickens.