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  • n. A small electrical appliance for drying hair, by generating a stream of hot air.

Etymologies

hair +‎ dryer (Wiktionary)

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  • ... I like rant-hole. That does describe it aptly.

    April 17, 2010

  • In which case it's nothing like the wordie treatment.

    April 16, 2010

  • The "hairdryer treatment" is the term coined by Alex Ferguson's players (I'm not sure who first used it but it's been around for quite a while) to describe his half-time motivational harangues, so-called because of the proximity of Ferguson's rant-hole to the recipient's face. Now a part of the English football lexicon and starting to be used of managers other than Ferguson, I bet it's not long before this one jumps out of football altogether.

    April 14, 2010

  • After watching such a lacklustre effort from his players, Ferguson must have been tempted to give them the full 'hairdryer' treatment at half-time. —IOL: News

    What is the "hairdryer treatment", and how different is it from the "wordie treatment"?

    April 14, 2010