- n. Plural form of Houdini.
“Police, generally unaccountable to anyone but themselves, are veritable Houdinis when it comes to extricating themselves from a jam, as we have seen in the appalling case of Ian Bush.”
“The undisputed Houdinis of English football, though, are Altrincham – the Robins were relegated, but not relegated, from the Conference for three successive seasons between 2005 and 2008.”
“At the Jewish Museum you can see posters from every stage of Houdinis career, each one more and more dramatic: Houdini surrounded by the forces of evil, sometimes being handcuffed by menacing policeman.”
“Houdinis escapes were from milk cans and mailbags and steamer trunks.”
“You'd say, "We're the Houdinis!" which could only be followed by, "Ta-Da!”
“They looked like a dozen Harry Houdinis, all having failed the same water-tank escape trick.”
“For those of us who warned against kicking a Middle East hornets 'nest, to assume that now it is simply a question of timing would be to assume that the neo-con Houdinis who gave us Vietnam-in-the-desert are out of tricks.”
“Mad Dog and I would have had to be Houdinis to escape unscathed.”
“The New York Daily News headline seemed to sum up the outpouring of grief: “Wanted: More Houdinis.””
“An early poster for the Houdinis depicting their celebrated Metamorphosis.”
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