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1. Carrying an X rating, as from the Motion Picture Association of America, for including extremely mature themes or content and thus made unavailable to anyone under the age of 17. For film, this rating has been changed to NC-17. Our film was originally X-rated because of the really graphic drug and sex scenes, but with a bit of editing we managed to get it down to an R rating.
2. Having, showing, or containing extremely explicit, mature content or themes, especially graphic sexual content. With such a goofy name and bright, colorful box art, how were parents supposed to know the video game would be X-rated? He got a name for himself making X-rated illustrations before moving on to what some would call more serious art.
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Sexually explicit, vulgar, or obscene, as in This film should be X-rated; it's not suitable for children. This expression alludes to a rating system established for motion pictures, in which films rated X may not be viewed by persons under the age of 17. [c. 1970]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.