shock horror

shock horror
1) ADJ: ADJ n A shock horror story is presented in a way that is intended to cause great shock or anger. [INFORMAL]

The media is full of shock-horror headlines about under-age crime.

Syn:
2) EXCLAM (feelings) You can say shock horror! in reaction to something that other people may find shocking or surprising, to indicate that you do not find it shocking or surprising at all. [HUMOROUS, INFORMAL]

I have felt intellectually superior to most of them despite - shock, horror - my total lack of educational qualifications.


English dictionary. 2008.

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