splitting headache


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splitting headache

A very intense, painful headache, i.e., one that makes one's head feel as though it is splitting apart. We were up all night drinking cheap wine, and I woke up the next morning with a splitting headache. I've had this splitting headache for nearly four hours, and nothing I do seems to help.
See also: headache, splitting

splitting headache

Fig. a severe headache, as if one's head were splitting open. I'm sorry, I can't. I have a splitting headache. Maybe Fred will play bridge with you. This splitting headache has been going on for hours.
See also: headache, splitting
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A splitting headache. She ached all over, and had a raging temperature.
The splitting headache, loss of appetite, and other symptoms continued.
Soon, thanks to her medical provider, her insurer and the insurer's intermediary, the ache in her tailbone morphed into a splitting headache and a sharp pain in the posterior as well.
Earlier Czech shooter Katerina Emmons overcame a splitting headache to win the first gold medal of the Beijing games in the women's 10m air rifle.
Mainly on account of a splitting headache that I would suffer immediately I left this sanctuary.
"That boy had the hardest head I've ever seen," Taylor said after his "trial." The burglar sorta stumbled and fell, re-covered enough to crawl, and then ran out Taylor's door and into the street, where he was arrested a short time later suffering from a bad bruise, a splitting headache and "aromatic trousers." He had involuntarily--and explosively--evacuated his bowels during the incident.
Diving into the deep end of the net neutrality debate is just asking for a splitting headache. Take two aspirin and try to decipher Comcast's explanation to the Federal Communications Commission about the cable company's controversial decision to delay some Internet traffic on its network:
Anna Battigelli's 'The Furnace of Affliction: Anne Conway, Henry More, and the Problem of Pain' studies the unfolding of Anne Conway's spiritual development as filtered through a chronic splitting headache, a movement away from the rational theology of her intimate friend, Henry More, towards Quaker beliefs in mystical transformations effected by inward light.
"You see, in these deals your financing split has to equal your spend split, which has to equal your creative split." We then spend a half-hour calculating the details of all these splits--how to shell out half our budget in Canadian dollars to grab 25% of our budget in Canadian subsidies--and narrowly avoid a splitting headache of our own.
Twenty-three-year-old militia Colonel George Washington had been bedridden for nearly a week with a fever and splitting headache. But Washington insisted on heading up to the front as the British army, under the command of General Braddock, neared battle at the French Fort Duquesne.
I left with a ringing in my ears and a splitting headache, wondering whether Richard O'Brien is aware of what is being foisted on the public these days in his name.
I fear The Corrs' front-girl may have awoken on Saturday with a splitting headache.
While leading a cool-down in a class, she suddenly felt nauseated, developed a splitting headache, and couldn't move her neck or shoulders.
However, over indulgence in the fine aroma of the Headache Tree (Umbellularia californica) repays with a splitting headache after one or two hours."
A nervous-system link between the head and the heart could account for anecdotal reports of people whose only sign of heart disease is a splitting headache, Chandler suggests.