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on steroids

In a bigger or more intense form than normal. Yikes, did you hear that? It sounded like a car engine on steroids.
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on steroids

If you describe something as being on steroids, you mean it is an extreme example of that thing. He described the firm as an IT services company on steroids. The new instrument is described as a traditional electric guitar on steroids. Note: Steroids are drugs that some athletes take, often illegally, in order to give them more energy and improve their performance.
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on steroids

In a very large, enhanced, or exaggerated form: "a weapon one observer had called an M16 on steroids" (Stephen Coonts).
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Health education that contains a unit on steroids and close communication with the student body, she says, should do the trick.
Canseco, of course, claims 85 percent of players are on steroids.
A more reasonable (and answerable) question is: If players are on steroids, how much of a difference is it making?
Barry Bonds could be on steroids, but his power comes from the fact that he has the closest thing to a perfect swing that I've ever seen.
Men hooked on steroids in the Michigan study also reported more instances of temper outbursts, arguments and fights.
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Currently, Crohn's patients that may in fact be refractory to steroid treatment are often kept on steroids due to the belief that the disease "flare-ups" may be worse without the treatment.
The hearing also included testimony from two parents whose baseball- playing sons committed suicide while cycling on steroids.