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1A particularly enormous example (of something)‘a Godzilla of a condominium tower’
- ‘This must rate as the Godzilla of all teen strops.’
- ‘It's the attack of the 50-foot art-film-fusion monster - a Godzilla of cinematic conceit!’
- ‘The closer you get to the top of the supply chain, the more you face the two Godzillas of the industry Delphi and Visteon.’
- ‘This year's prize, says our young narrator Vernon God Little, was won by a Godzilla pumpjack.’
2A person or thing likened to a frightful and menacing creature.‘Don't let Nurse Godzilla catch you. She'll raise holy hell’
- ‘And then Auntie Kim would turn into a raging, female Godzilla and possibly endanger the species of mankind forever.’
- ‘Sure it may be robots taking care of the elderly now but it's not a far cry from a robotic Godzilla taking over the world!’
- ‘Grown men jumped up and ran away, crying ‘dog’, making us look at the mutt at the end of the leash to see if it had instantly metamorphosed into a doggie Godzilla.’
From the name of a huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films from 1954.
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