shock horror

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Definition of shock horror

British, informal
used to say that one is surprised by something unpleasant or upsetting when one really is notTeenagers are—shock horror—having sex.

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“Shock horror.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shock%20horror. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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