surpass someone in cruelty or evil
(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)
Origin: : From Hamlet.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt-her′od, v.t. to surpass (Herod) in cruelty: to exceed, esp. in anything bad.
The numerical value of out-herod in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of out-herod in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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