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horrorshow

adjective

  • very good, excellent; "cool". Origin: "horrorshow" is the phonetic spelling of a Russian word meaning "excellent." Entered Western pop culture with the 1960's book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and the movie adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick.
    I thought the movie was horrorshow.

    Last edited on Jan 19 2011. Submitted by Will Carpenter from Tallulah, LA, USA on Jul 11 1997.

noun

  • an event, process, etc. in which many things go wrong.
    Development of the new model was a complete horrorshow.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a mess.

    Last edited on Sep 08 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 08 2012.

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horrors, the

noun - uncountable

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horse around

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horsefeathers

  • This allegedly according to the 'Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword' originates from the USA to identify to the receipt of the said phrase that the narrator believes that a person is talking bullshit. (Feathers cannot be found on a horse apart from mythical ones, such as the Pegasus.)
    Oh man, you are talking complete horsefeathers.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Charles H. from Hungary on Feb 15 2000.

  • Came about in the 1920's. Means ridiculous.
    Horsefeathers! There ain't no such thing!

    Last edited on Nov 17 2005. Submitted by Miranda W. from Rincon, GA, USA on Nov 17 2005.

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horsehead

noun

  • Addict under the influence of Heroin while constantly nodding out and in a state of consciousness.

    It's easy to spot them as they rear their heads upon awakening from their euphoric slumber, just long enough to resume the "horsehead" profile.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2011. Submitted by CroMag from Huntington Beach, CA, USA on Mar 08 2011.

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horse opera

noun

  • a formulaic "western" (that is - a story about the American West.)

    Last edited on Dec 04 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 04 2010.

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horse's ass

noun

  • idiot; "jackass".
                                                                   

    Citation from "Spring Breakout", Arrested Development (TV, 2005), Season 2 Episode 17 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 22 2010. Submitted by Sarah from Northville, MI, USA on Aug 08 2002.

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horse's petute

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