Fun with phrases: "high-voltage thriller"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 16 19:17:38 UTC 2013

1927 _Lima [O.] News_ (Feb. 28) [unp.] (NewspArch]: This game should be the
high-voltage thriller of a season that has been replete with thrills.

Then nothing till 1939, 1948, 1953, a couple more in the '50s, and
regularly after 1980.

BTW...OED has no entry for _high-voltage_.


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