on steroids


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on steroids

in a much more powerful or extreme form The brownies and pecan rolls are sweets on steroids, with calorie and fat totals as high as a full meal. She looks like a movie star on steroids, a beautiful woman with big hair and a man-eating personality.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of steroids (chemical substances taken to improve the strength or energy of competitors in sports)

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.
sprinter] Carl Lewis aways when Johnson was on steroids.
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.