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hornet's nest

noun

  • a dangerous situation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Citation from "Chapter 4", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 20 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 20 2011.

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hornswoggled

  • to cheat, trick, or deceive somebody.
    Well I'll be hornswoggled.

    Last edited on Feb 09 2002. Submitted by Duane S. from San Jose, CA, USA on Feb 09 2002.

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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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