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  1. out-herod(verb)

    surpass someone in cruelty or evil

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  1. out-Herod(Verb)

    (Always with Herod as a direct object) surpass even Herod in evil and cruelty.

    It out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. (Hamlet, act 3, scene 2)

  2. Origin: : From Hamlet.

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