out-Herod


out–Her·od

transitive verb \ˌat-ˈher-əd\

Definition of OUT-HEROD

:  to exceed in violence or extravagance —usually used in the phrase out-Herod Herod

Origin of OUT-HEROD

out- + Herod the Great, depicted in medieval mystery plays as a blustering tyrant
First Known Use: 1602

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