hair-raising hair-raising

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely alarming

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers one year ago marks the beginning of a wild, hair-raising year for investors and regulators.
  2. Heading out into the estuary of the Derwent River can be hair-raising when the Southern Ocean is choppy, but it's bearable on a large, luxury, high-speed catamaran.
  3. Without much hesitation, Harold gave the details of a hair-raising career of gun-toting, stealing, vandalism, fornication.

News

  1. Here Was Cuba: Film Review

    The sobering Irish documentary looks back at the hair-raising nuclear brinkmanship of the Cuban Missile Crisis. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Plane makes emergency landing in field near Nocatee

    A pilot experiencing engine trouble Sunday morning made a hair-raising emergency landing in a field near Nocatee in northeast St. Johns County, and walked away without a scratch. Dr. Lelan Whitmire, 50, of St.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

  3. Prince Harry performs death-defying stunts in his Apache helicopter

    Prince Harry wowed crowds with death-defying stunts in his first ever hair-raising Apache attack helicopter display. Captain Wales was co-pilot as the deadly machine twisted virtually onto its back to the awe of crowds at the RAF Cosford Air Show, in Shropshire. Star-struck spectators had no idea the Soldier Prince...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "Your tenure has been full of events and challenges, some very mind-boggling and hair-raising," Kufuor said to laughter. "Through them all, you have been strong, forthright, consistent and faithful. You are a survivor. And my hope is that...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: John Kufuor Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Original screenwriter Kevin Williamson "is right on his game with the new script - the characters and story crackle with energy and originality - to say nothing of some of the most hair-raising scares I've seen in a script since : well, since the...
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Wes Craven Source: CBC.ca

  3. "It took a couple of days to get the results back, so that was pretty hair-raising, but luckily enough it's all benign and it's all been removed," Immelman said. "After I got out of the hospital it put a lot of perspective on things,...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Trevor Immelman Source: AFP

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