horror show

noun

Definition of horror show

: something difficult to deal with or watch the trial was a horror show

Examples of horror show in a Sentence

The trial has been a horror show.
Recent Examples on the Web Critics might be tempted to describe it as the ultimate horror show. Johanna Steinmetz, Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 Then attention turned not so much to this week’s opponent, Fresno State, but the horror show that took place, at times, against the Broncos. oregonlive, 6 Sep. 2022 After he is captured, brought to Israel to stand trial, found guilty and executed, new public scrutiny falls on Mengele and his horror show of human experiments. Diane Cole, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2022 This real-time horror show leads to a haunting question: What if this was happening to my city? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2022 Based on the popular video game franchise, the horror show is filled with decaying zombies, bloody chainsaws and monstrous undead animal hybrids. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 16 July 2022 Created by The Good Wife's Robert and Michelle King, this absolutely deranged, The X-Files-esque horror show sees a forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) and priest-in-training (Mike Colter) team up to investigate freaky supernatural cases. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 1 July 2022 The pair were live wires, but Little Billy, known to the government as Richard William Shaw, was to become the real horror show. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 28 June 2022 The country is still reeling from that horror show. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of horror show

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horror show was circa 1959

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Last Updated

7 Oct 2022

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“Horror show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horror%20show. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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