thrills and spills

thrills and spills

The excitement of thrillingly dangerous activities in which the participant may at any moment go from success to failure. He was always a rather reserved person, so it shocked me to learn that he was so into the thrills and spills of white-water rafting. Millions tune in to watch the thrills and spills of stock car racing.
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thrills and spills

the excitement of dangerous sports or entertainments, especially as experienced by spectators.
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(the) thrills and ˈspills (of something)

(informal) the exciting mixture of sudden successes and difficulties: He loves the thrills and spills of Grand Prix motor racing.
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The price includes two nights accommodation, dinner on one evening, coach to and from the races plus FREE entry to the Grand National at Aintree, where you can experience all the racing thrills and spills during this exciting weekend.
This year you will get to enjoy all the thrills and spills at Legoland Windsor, Sea Life Centres and Sanctuaries, Drayton Manor Theme Park, American Adventure, The Dungeons and Pleasureland Southport.
Holloway takes his men to leaders Plymouth this weekend in what could be a championship decider and he admitted: "I always thought that there were going to be some thrills and spills at this time of the season, but we can still finish as champions."
IMAGINE a mix of Record Breakers, Banzai and Jackass and you are getting close to the thrills and spills of the People's Book of Records.
From shots of Michael Schumacher racing along the sea front at Monte Carlo in his Ferrari to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1997 (below) to Eddie Irvine in his Jaguar (right), the show brings to life the thrills and spills of Formula One racing.
But you won't care that the plot involving an undercover cop is secondary to the thrills and spills as the action is really rather good.
Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and CatherineWheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music.
Enjoy all the thrills and spills of the Scottish Motor Racing Club in 16 exciting races for only PS5 - instead of the normal PS15 adult ticket price.
THE thrills and spills of north east Wales are featured in a new film aimed at boosting tourism.
LIf you fancy spending some time together with the kids, here's five things to do on Teesside from thrills and spills to theatre to a good old walk in the woods.
The fact that in real life Lauda had a terrible on-track accident is dealt with early, so while there is no sense of suspense there is plenty of space to relish the thrills and spills of Formula 1 in an era when it brimmed with powerful characters.
Because while offering plenty of thrills and spills, Days Of Grace is a touch too ambitious for its own good.
WITH Halloween just around the corner, what better way to enjoy some thrills and spills than by buying tickets for The Haunting.
SCHOOLCHILDREN will have a ball when they learn about an Olympic sport and get a chance to sample its thrills and spills.
YOUNGSTERS were treated to the 'thrills and spills' of the fair last night as Huddersfield's newest attraction was in full swing.