Montezuma's revenge


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Montezuma's revenge

n
(Pathology) informal an acute attack of infectious diarrhoea, esp when experienced by tourists in Mexico

Montezu′ma's revenge′


n.
Slang. traveler's diarrhea, esp. as experienced by some visitors to Mexico.
[1960–65, Amer.; in allusion to Montezuma II, who was killed by invading Europeans]
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Noun1.Montezuma's revenge - diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness, looseness of the bowels - frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
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When I travel to Mexico, people always tell me, "Don't drink the water or you'll get Montezuma's Revenge.
I've only ever had one little bout, after I'd been ill with a bad case of Montezuma's Revenge.
For Gordon Banks, it was Montezuma's Revenge in Mexico 1970.
A collegue journalist adds, "This is Montezuma's revenge," the Latin American answer to the European military and economic conquest but five centuries later.
Todd Spinelli, founder of Aquafree, said he invented a water-free toothbrush system after contracting Montezuma's revenge in Mexico.
While [travel books] don't include up-to-the minute information about inoculations, they include climate, food and water conditions and how to avoid illnesses such as Montezuma's revenge in Third World countries," she says.
Travelan is the only non-prescription product specifically formulated to reduce the risk of Montezuma's Revenge.
You never know when the local version of Montezuma's Revenge will strike you while far from home.
Whether the travel is for business or pleasure, these travelers are risking a lot more than the perils of Montezuma's revenge when they travel without adequate insurance coverage.
This is why we get Montezuma's revenge, while natives do not, and why we get food allergies, as well as problems such as lactose intolerance.
I enjoyed Father's Day ( apart from being laid low with Montezuma's Revenge, that is.
The others include flight delays and three days in the loo with Montezuma's Revenge, the Tijuana Twostep or (when in Russia) the Trots.