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horror of horrors

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhorror of horrorshorror of horrorsBritish English used to say how bad something is – often used humorously when you think something is not really very bad horror
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horror of horrorsAt worst there was the danger - horror of horrors! - of falling in.He wondered what Vic's reaction might be if he ever found out or, horror of horrors, caught him red-handed?
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