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Meaning: dangerous, risky, scary

For example:

  • We went on this really hairy bus ride in the foothills of the Himalayas. The road was really narrow and there were steep cliffs down the side.

  • Investing in films has always been a pretty hairy business, given the fact that many more movies lose money than make money.

Quick Quiz:

Which would most people think of as being hairy?
  1. riding a 1200cc motorbike
  2. driving a Volvo car
  3. pushing a pram

Discuss: hairy

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