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magilla (plural magillas)

  1. One thing giant and/or elaborate, particularly within the phrase “the entire magilla”.
    • 2001, Fern Michaels, Charming Lily:

      No, I did not put on them. I acquired dressed up. Pantyhose, make-up, the entire magilla.

    • 2002, Howard Riell, The Merciful Rebuke Devil, web page 204:

      Earlier than a Kohen duchans he is gotta have his fingers washed by one of many Levites, it is an entire magilla, what do I do know?

    • 2009, Margo Howard, Ann Landers in Her Personal Phrases: Private Letters to Her Daughter:

      I like your letters. They all the time carry me pleasure. Even the quick ones. The magillas make me euphoric.

    • 2011 September 30, Joe Neumaier, “’Dream Home’ evaluate: Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz thriller is simply an embarrassing nightmare”, in New York Day by day Information:

      “Dream Home” is the complete magilla, with imaginary photographs, sanity questions, peek-a-boo startles and the same old are-they-real-or-not? characters.

    • 2014, Jim Menick, Lingo:

      I am good at it, I receives a commission pretty effectively for it, and a few day I’ll be one of many folks answerable for the entire magilla.

  2. A giant fuss or messy state of affairs.
    • 19??, New York Supreme Court docket Case on Enchantment, web page 1051:

      Now after this magilla, please be ashamed of your self and sit down & write a pleasant lengthy letter

    • 1985, Jane Auer Bowles, Millicent Dillon, Out within the World: Chosen Letters of Jane Bowles, 1935-1970:

      As a result of I acquired into one in all my magillas over what in hell to put in writing you, Paul who thought I used to be loopy mentioned that perhaps he would apply for it as an alternative however Gordon thought he was too profitable.

    • 2010, Ok. A. Minton, By Their Fruits, web page 115:

      He did not deserve this finish and I’m responsible for the entire magilla.

    • 2016 September 21, Lauren O’Callaghan, “eight instances Invoice Murray proved he is the very best human being on the planet”, in Video games Radar:

      The actor instructed Esquire about his epic Christmas events: “It is a large magilla to get an ice luge, however in case you do, you possibly can pour vodka into it and it chills it on the way in which down.

  3. An epitome; acme; exemplar.
    • 2012 April 27, Linda Sickler, “Obama names Juliette Gordon Low recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom”, in Savannah Morning Information:

      “It isn’t only one thing more, that is the massive magilla,” Keena mentioned.

    • 2018 November 13, Bliss Bowen, “This weekend’s Southern California Poetry Competition caps Past Baroque’s 50th anniversary celebration and exalts poetry in its many kinds”, in The Argonaut:

      Past Baroque, she says, “was the massive magilla” to which all of them aspired.

    • 2019 October 27, Thomas Chambers, “TrackNotes: On line casino Loopy & Whitney Day”, in The Beachwood Reporter:

      However this Hawthorne factor is the massive magilla. It’s going to embody every thing a Las Vegas on line casino has, all that and desk video games.

  4. Somebody large and brutish; gorilla.
    • 2003, Bob Truluck, Noticed Crimson: A Thriller, web page 107:

      Large, silly magillas with weapons.

    • 2011 Could 25, Michael Conniff, “Con Video games: Rush Limbaugh, Elitist”, in Huffington Put up:

      These of us within the discuss radio dodge can not help however make be aware of Rush Limbaugh, the thousand-pound magilla in our explicit jungle.

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