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splitting headache

Fig. a severe headache, as if one's head were splitting open. I'm sorry, I can't. I have a splitting headache. Maybe Fred will play bridge with you. This splitting headache has been going on for hours.
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headache

1. n. an annoying person or thing. Cars can be such a headache.
2. n. liquor. Pour me some more of that headache, will you?

headache department

1. n. a central source of unnecessary problems; a person who habitually causes problems. Here’s another memo from the headache department.
2. and headache house n. a liquor store or department. I stopped in at the headache house for some supplies.
See also: department, headache

headache house

verb
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headache man

n. a male law enforcement agent. The headache man was here to see you, Ernie.
See also: headache, man
References in classic literature ?
But I suppose she doesn't have a headache every day," she said sympathetically.
I am afraid it was, indeed," said the more candid Lady Bertram, who had overheard her; "I am very much afraid she caught the headache there, for the heat was enough to kill anybody.
It was a week after he cured her headache that a moonlight sail on Lake Merritt was proposed by Norman and seconded by Arthur and Olney.
Her position on the heeling boat irked her, and she remembered the headache he had cured and the soothing rest that resided in him.
My headache was gone, but, body and soul, I was very tired.
Nor did I ever have a headache except the time my head was healing after having been laid open for six inches by a capstan-bar.
For three days this blinding headache lasted, and he suffered as wild animals suffer, as it seemed the way on ship to suffer, without plaint, without sympathy, utterly alone.
Pollyanna was not sorry to hear Aunt Polly tell the minister's wife over the telephone, a little later, that she would not be at the Ladies' Aid meeting that afternoon, owing to a headache.
Kitty, too, did not come, sending a note that she had a headache.
I must go and develop a headache at once, or that tiresome Dalkeith boy will be pounding at my door.
I believe that Dalkeith pere is hanging round somewhere, and in view of my headache perhaps you had better remain in the background for the moment.
When Rachel declined eating anything, and gave as a reason for it that she was suffering from a headache, the lawyer's cunning instantly saw, and seized, the chance that she had given him.
There is only one remedy for a headache," said this horrible old man.
How can you expect me to go to church again," she asked, petulantly, "with such a headache as mine?
Her maid (the person with the cap-ribbons) was sent down-stairs to announce that her headache had returned.