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killer-diller

1. Any person or thing that is especially excellent, outstanding, talented, astonishing, etc. Sometimes spelled without the hyphen. She has a reputation as a killer-diller among other lawyers in the state. The music festival promises to be a real killer diller, featuring performances by some of the biggest bands in the world. The new film is being touted as a killer-diller of horror films.
2. Excellent, outstanding, talented, astonishing, etc. Usually used before a noun. He's got a killer-diller outfit picked out for the performance. The band has become an overnight sensation with their new killer-diller song.

thriller-diller

Anything that is especially thrilling, exciting, or nerve-racking. Wow, the last quarter of that game was a real thriller-diller, a constant back-and-forth of advantage between the two teams. She starred in a lot of the thriller-dillers that came out back in the '40s.
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killer-diller

n. an excellent thing or person. She is just a real killer-diller.

thriller-diller

(ˈθrɪlɚˈdɪlɚ)
n. something like a movie, book, or television program that is thrilling. (see also whodunit.) The film was a real thriller-diller. I remember having to force myself to exhale.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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