Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini
noun
United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)
Syn: ↑Houdini, ↑Erik Weisz
Instance Hypernyms: ↑escapologist, ↑escape expert

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Harry Houdini [Harry Houdini]
(1874–1926) a US performer of magic, born in Hungary, who became famous for escaping from chains, locked boxes, etc. His name is often used to refer to a person or an animal that seems able to escape from any situation

It will take a political Houdini escape trick for him to avoid being destroyed by the scandal.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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