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extreme prejudice

Definitions

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  • n. seemingly senseless or irrational hostility

Etymologies

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coined in the film Apocalypse Now 1979

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  • The Wiktionary information supplied above is misleading both in meaning and in sourcing. The term was in use long before it came to wider public attention in Apocalypse Now. "To terminate with extreme prejudice" was an expression used in some US intelligence services to mean "to assasinate".

    See this Wiktionary entry.

    The dialogue from Apocalypse Now in which the expression is used, and apparently misunderstood by some, is reproduced in this Wikipedia entry.

    November 30, 2014