Definition of bodice-ripping in English:

bodice-ripping

adjective

informal
  • See bodice-ripper

    • ‘What is it about Chris Matthews’ show that evokes images of bodice-ripping, drooling ravishment?’
    • ‘Unsurprisingly, Liddell has been dubbed ‘the bodice-ripping diplomat’.’
    • ‘Although the quality varied from week to week you could always be guaranteed a bodice-ripping art review when you opened your Salient on a Monday morning.’
    • ‘His sixth spouse was novelist Kathleen Winsor, who wrote the bodice-ripping bestseller Forever Amber; their union lasted about two years.’
    • ‘It doesn't mean bodice-ripping or snuff fiction, and does not necessarily imply porn.’