wild and woolly


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wild and woolly

Inf. exciting. Things get a little wild and woolly on a Friday evening at Wally's place. The ride home was a little wild and woolly.
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wild and woolly

uncouth in appearance or behaviour.
This phrase was originally applied to the American West. The adjective woolly probably refers to sheepskin clothing worn with the wool still attached to it, seen as characteristic clothing of the pioneers and cowboys who opened up the western US.
See also: and, wild

wild and woolly

mod. exciting; hairy. Things get a little wild and woolly on a Friday evening at Willy’s place.
See also: and, wild
References in classic literature ?
Well, play he would; he'd show 'em; even despite the elated prophesies made of how swiftly he would be trimmed--prophesies coupled with descriptions of the bucolic game he would play and of his wild and woolly appearance.
Must be because these wild and woolly titles are like crazy, short-short stories that provide glimpses and strobe-light flashes of folk singers and rockers' most private and telling lows and highs.
The wild and woolly West introduced us to the singing cowboy, Roy Rogers, who never lost his stetson in the bar room brawl and his horse Trigger received a thousand fan letters a week.
Yet seemingly our own Labour council supports these wild and woolly ideas.
Opens Friday THE STARS Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage (voices) THE VERDICT A delightfully wild and woolly animated 3D that heads to the Stone Age, The Croods transplants an innocently entertaining family romp back to prehistoric times.
IYNF -- quickly dubbed Wild and Woolly 2009 -- follows on IYP (International Year of the Potato), while 2004 was International Year of Rice and 2002 International Year of Mountains.
Two-disc version: A Wild And Woolly Ride special effects featurette, Inspiring An Epic story and design featurette, alternative ending, additional scenes.
DVD Extras: none stated; two-disc version: A Wild And Woolly Ride special effects featurette, "Inspiring An Epic" story and design featurette, alternative ending, additional scenes.
Historian Stephen Mihm has delved into that wild and woolly piece of American history in his 2007 book "A Nation of Counterfeiters.
Like lots of others, I went south to educate the wild and woolly Durhamers.
Thomas Swick's A Way To See The World: From Texas To Transylvania With A Maverick Traveler isn't your usual travelogue of wild and woolly adventures; for Swick chooses no ordinary path for his journeys.
Coming over Laurel Canyon Boulevard was like going out into the wild and woolly West,'' he said.
And for something completely new, former dancer Lisa Kraus delves into the wild and woolly world of choreography for the camera.
They are UK Power Ltd, Coventry; Wild and Woolly, of Stratford; Wavelength, of Rugby; Brinton Wade Ltd, of Sher-bourne; Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures, of Strat-ford; and AbilityNet, of Warwick.
NAS is optimized for simple management and file sharing across workgroups and platforms, and is a wild and woolly environment compared to the staid SAN.