Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With a curl, or curls.

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  • adverb With a curl or curls.

Etymologies

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curling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • No other wine in the world can range from bone dry to toe-curlingly sweet and still find the balance to keep a bowling ball on a tightrope a hundred feet in the air.

    The Four Stages of Riesling

  • No other wine in the world can range from bone dry to toe-curlingly sweet and still find the balance to keep a bowling ball on a tightrope a hundred feet in the air.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • While not as bad the toe-curlingly wretched RED DWARF remake this is still just very ... dull.

    Video Clip From The US Remake of Spaced | /Film

  • It is indeed toe-curlingly bad – from teens who really should have written stuff down before committing lines such as "Ima ride my bike in the motor life" to a webcam and making "stupidly random" raps with bad British accents, to TV commercials that make R Kelly's Trapped In The Closet video look like Citizen Kane.

    Internet picks of the week

  • No other wine in the world can range from bone dry to toe-curlingly sweet and still find the balance to keep a bowling ball on a tightrope a hundred feet in the air.

    Evan Dawson

  • Anything you just absolutely toe-curlingly cannot wait for?

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • *I believe there was a Canadian TV show along these lines called Prisoners of Gravity, except what little I've been able to force myself to watch is so astoundingly, toe-curlingly condescending and cheesy, that whatever idiot came up with the idea in the first place should be dispatched without mercy.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • *I believe there was a Canadian TV show along these lines called Prisoners of Gravity, except what little I've been able to force myself to watch is so astoundingly, toe-curlingly condescending and cheesy, that whatever idiot came up with the idea in the first place should be dispatched without mercy.

    Books on TV

  • "I'm usually the last person to defend the man that DJs Smashy and Nicey once referred to as 'the bald Phil Collins' (yesterday's Fiver), but it must be said that without his toe-curlingly awful Easy Lover we would never have had this" - Tim Grey.

    A Robot Replica Of Fiona Bruce

  • He stars in those toe-curlingly chummy sketches with the England team at every opportunity he can get.

    Simon Cowell: Terrible World Cup Song Can Save England

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