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horror show Syllabification: hor·ror show

Definition of horror show in English:


1A film or play intended to entertain by arousing feelings of horror or fear: a big-budget Hollywood horror show
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  • When those kids put on the horror show to end all horror shows for one of their substitute teachers, watch it and tell me you couldn't help but get the giggles.
  • If it's comparisons you're looking for, there is much more in common between Quatermass 2 and today's number one sci-fi / horror show The X-Files.
  • They were large intimidating black metalic ships with markings on their dorsal wings, like something out of a sci-fi horror show.
1.1 informal A situation that is very unpleasant or difficult to deal with: making the new system operational at all will be a bureaucratic horror show
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  • If the president would find the gumption to intervene in the war, this horror show would stop immediately.
  • McKie presented his findings of his first eight weeks in office and in many respects it came across as a horror show.
  • When he signed on as head of sales and marketing, the airline was a horror show.
1.2 informal A very poor performance: City had to improve after last week’s horror show against Wimbledon
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  • The Blackburn Rovers boss saw his side collapse to a 4-0 defeat in an Anfield horror show that sucked them further into a fight for Premiership survival.
  • But to blame Boyeson for such a horror show from the Clarets would be churlish, because even a goal down an equaliser never looked on the cards.
  • The second period was a near horror show for the Blues as they were pegged back by a Vauxhall side in search of a winner.

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