blood and thunder


noun

sensationalism, violence, or exaggerated melodrama: a movie full of blood and thunder.

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Origin of blood and thunder

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for blood and thunder

blood-and-thunder

adjective

denoting or relating to a melodramatic adventure story
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