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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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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.
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headache house

See also: headache, house

headache man

n. a male law enforcement agent. The headache man was here to see you, Ernie.
See also: headache, man
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If someone says "Every day I come to work and I feel headachy," is it your boss that's giving you the headache or is there something wrong in the building?
A few sips and I feel headachy, almost hung over, quite unsteady and my face takes on a red hue reminiscent of Santa's.
I seemed to get a bit headachy and a little nauseous, which I put down to my body learning how to rebalance itself because of the unevenness of the shoes.
A recent study found 12 percent of people get headachy in warm, humid weather.
The symptoms are feeling tired, listless, headachy, inefficient, even clumsy, irritable and moody.
Only yesterday morning I was feeling tired and headachy, my joints hurt, and frankly I was bored.
SYMPTOMS 1 Up to 100F (38C) Feeling slightly off colour and headachy.
Typically you feel awful, sore, headachy and run a temperature.
You may feel a bit headachy and your arm may be a bit sore after the jab.
This stuff makes me feel so bad next day - really headachy and edgy.