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blood and thunder

noun
  1. 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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Related Words for blood and thunder

theatrical, artificial, cloak-and-dagger, exaggerated, ham, histrionic, hokey, sensational, spectacular, blood-and-thunder, cliff-hanging, hammy, overdramatic, overemotional, stagy