eye-watering

eye-watering

adj
painful or extremely unpleasant: eye-watering electricity bills.
ˈeye-ˌwateringly adv
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He attributes the weakness to decelerating organic growth, as well as a perception that Q2 margins may represent a high water mark, coupled with an eye-watering valuation.
'The number of miles being clocked up by people in Caithness makes for eye-watering reading' The statistics for the number of miles being clocked up annually by people in Caithness are eye-watering, particularly when the fact the vast majority are for outpatient appointments is taken into account.
Briggs said: "The fact nearly 100,000 operations have been scrapped since the SNP decided to record the statistics is eye-watering.
Claudio Ranieri's visitors remain winless in 14 away fixtures this season, a dismal run in which they have shipped an eye-watering 35 goals, which is five greater than the next highest tally.
Upon contacting the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department, it emerged that an eye-watering 2,224 vehicles had been registered in Hayat's name.
NAVAL chiefs have pledged to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth from the "eye-watering" threat of Russian submarines as the aircraft carrier last night sailed for the US to land fighter jets on its flight deck for the first time.
He and grocer Chris Bavin are shocked to discover the couple and their three sons buy around 17 takeaways a week, spending an eye-watering PS400 on food.
Trade magazine The Grocer says: "Butter is almost worth its weight in gold, thanks to eye-watering prices."
"Privatisation of the water industry has been a costly mistake and these eye-watering sums are further proof the water industry must be returned to public hands.
CAMPAIGNERS who want the water industry re-nationalised have published research which they say reveals the "eye-watering" amounts "fat cat" bosses are being paid as bills soar.
Ironically, the hottest dish in town is at frozen food giant Iceland which has just launched an eye-watering chicken meal twice the strength of Nando's Extra Hot Sauce.