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hornet's nest

noun

  • a dangerous situation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Citation from "Chapter 4", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2009) censored in hope of resolving 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

  • good; well. Origin: "horrorshow" is the approximate phonetic spelling of a Russian word meaning "good." (This Russian word is more commonly transliterated as "khorosho".) Possibly entered Western pop culture with the 1962's book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and/or the 1971 movie adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick.
    I thought the movie was horrorshow.
                                                                                                  

    Citation from A Clockwork Orange (1971 film) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2019. 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.

  • a big mess.
                                                                                                                         

    Citation from Room for Rent (2017 film) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a mess.

    Last edited on Mar 05 2019. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 05 2019.

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horrors, the

noun - uncountable

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horse around

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