on steroids

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on steroids

1 : using anabolic steroids
  • There were many rumors that she was on steroids.
2 US, informal + humorous : very large or impressive
  • His new device looked like a wheelchair on steroids.
  • a cookie on steroids

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : any of various compounds containing a 17-carbon 4-ring system and including the sterols and numerous hormones (such as anabolic steroids or corticosteroids) and glycosides


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