horror show


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 While the show won’t be returning for a second season — and contained a plot point that some viewers found antisemitic — the HBO horror show had 18 nominations. Emily Burack, sun-sentinel.com, 14 July 2021 And a winding thread like King’s—about meeting a stripper named Jessica and accompanying her for a weekend of dancing that turns into a horror show involving a pimp and Jessica’s hapless boyfriend—felt like fresh material for a Hollywood adaptation. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 30 June 2021 The latest real-time horror show is in Colombia, where violence has surged since the government’s late April announcement of its intention to raise taxes on the middle class. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, 16 May 2021 Then came a review of the horror show against the Wildcats, and by the latter part of the afternoon the players were instructed of the game plan for Minnesota. Star Tribune, 27 Oct. 2020 Their warehouses, set in a large dirt yard in Atatra, in the northern part of the strip, were now a horror show of toxic pink goop, still-smoking piles of refuse and an evil-looking ooze pool. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 Turns out, no — those nooks and crannies are also a total and complete horror show. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, 24 May 2021 Everyday life on the plantation is a horror show, one on which Jenkins lingers. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2021 This is an easier question, of course, if the horror show never ends, if the virus just keeps mutating into infinity, working its way through us like a slasher film villain. Georgia Garvey, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2021

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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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27 Jul 2021

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“Horror show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horror%20show. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of horror show

informal : something that is difficult to deal with or watch because it is so bad, unpleasant, etc.

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