holy terror


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holy terror

n. Informal
An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holy terror - a very troublesome childholy terror - a very troublesome child    
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
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He isn't the holy terror for mischief he used to be.
When he's finished in Europe he'll be a holy terror.
He was a hero as well as a holy terror among the Moslems.
with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neigh- bors ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums --how can you imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammeled feet may take him into by the way of solitude--utter solitude without a police- man--by the way of silence, utter silence, where no warning voice of a kind neighbor can be heard whisper- ing of public opinion?
Say, we've had no such holy terror come to hand this many a year.
He covers Jesus the holy terror, Jesus the child, Jesus the divine: the christology of the Paidika, and the Paidika's Jesus in context.
The required holy terror was personified by Dean of Studies Fr.
But this production also delves into the second book in Travers' series to introduce characters missing from the film, primarily George Banks's own nanny Miss Andrew - the Holy Terror.
Bize has a gift for making audiences identify with such emotionally trying situations, though his oh-so-polite fifth feature errs on the side of good taste, and it's a bit of a yawn by comparison--not only with holy terror Lars von Trier, but with Bize's previous work as well.
He also quipped that his son Axl Jack is a really good little baby, which means that the second one is going to be a holy terror.
We are very pleased to have such a wealth of mining and development experience to move the Holy Terror Project into the development stage and create an intermediate gold producer," commented Nelson W.
1) See Terry Eagleton, Holy Terror (Oxford, 2005), p.

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