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.
Holmes, and it is the only time that ever I knew what love was-- it fairly drove me mad to think that she was in the power of the greatest brute and bully in South Africa--a man whose name is a holy terror from Kimberley to Johannesburg.
She's Sister Maripat Donovan, star and holy terror of ``Late Nite Catechism,'' the wildly funny solo show masquerading as an adult catechism class that's checked in for an extended run Upstairs at the Coronet Theatre on La Cienega Blvd.
The Dark Knight will battle al-Qaeda attacks on Gotham City in the new story called Holy Terror, Batman

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