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.
How could you?--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.
for Harriet Holy terror EMMERDALE ITV EASTER should be a busy time for Harriet, but the vicar has more than sermons on her mind as she receives a series of sinister prank calls.
David and Sara's commitment to full-time parenting is only calf-leather deep, however, which leads to the show's sitcom contrivance: They recruit the barely employed Charlie as nanny for their holy terror of a daughter.
The Sunday July 29 issue of The New York Times has an opinion piece by Frank Bruni, one of the super-liberal herd, that is entitled "Mike Pence, Holy Terror." Bruni proceeds to discuss a book by Michael D'Antonio and Peter Eisner, which Bruni obviously agrees with.
The frontline bravery of an ex-Stirling minister led to him being called a "holy terror".
Maybe he won't be an elite pass rusher in 2018, but he could be a holy terror soon, and for a long time.
His city studio, with its bright lights, scampering assistants and De Leon's constant commands, is now often replaced by a world of elements way beyond this erstwhile holy terror's control: the sunlight, the current, the water visibility.
He covers Jesus the holy terror, Jesus the child, Jesus the divine: the christology of the Paidika, and the Paidika's Jesus in context.

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