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Slang

hairy

This page is about the slang term hairy

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?

a. riding a 1200cc motorbike

b. driving a Volvo car

c. pushing a pram

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Contributor: Matt Errey