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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 hockey

noun

  • a big lie, exaggeration, or a lot of nonsense.
    What you're telling me is a lot of horse hockey!

    Last edited on Mar 16 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 24 2017.

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horselers

expression

  • Place back and everything on it!
    Said by siblings when a parent orders child to do something that could lead to losing the best spot on the couch, control of the remote, and the current tv show.

    Mom: "Steven go take the garbage out."

    Steve: "Horslers!"

    Alan: (while Steve is gone doing the chore, grabs remote and changes channel until he hears Steven return, then quickly changes channel back and returns remote to spot on couch before Steven returns.

    Syd: "hey Steven, Alan messed with your spot..."

    Steven and Alan wrestling on the ground.

    Syd laughs as he changes the channel and takes Steven's spot.

    Syd: "Steven forgot to recall horslers, lol."

    Last edited on Jul 22 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 22 2018.

interjection

  • the first person to call out "horselers" is exempted from a requested action.
    Bob: I need one of you to sweep the floor.

    Frank: Horselers!

    Bob: Okay Sam, you do it.

    Sam: Damn it.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jul 13 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 12 2018.

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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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