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shock and hee-haw

shock and hee-haw
 n.— «The surge really has accomplished a reduction in the violence, and things are safer. But convoys are still being hit by the IEDs and the vehicle-borne IEDs. They’re even putting explosive devices under satchels on donkeys. The soldiers call them “shock and hee-haw.”» —“‘Best of the best’ headed to Iraq” by John Andrew Prime Shreveport Times (Louisiana) Jan. 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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