skiet en donder, noun phrase and adjectival phrase

Forms:
skiet and donder, skiet-en-donnerShow more Also skiet and donder, skiet-en-donner, skiet ’n donder, skiet ’n donner.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, skiet shoot + en and + donder to thrash or beat up.
colloquial
In all senses also skop, skiet, en donder.
A. noun phrase ‘Blood and thunder’; action entertainment; an action film or book.
1960 Star 22 Mar.Why Dr. Hertzog is Anti-TV. It would be all ‘skiet en donder’ — and fabulous fees.
1992 Natal Witness 9 Nov. 9Now the film begins to become more complex and this is what raises it far above the popular conception of the Western as ‘skiet ’n donner’ into an examination of..the film created-myth of the heroic West.
B. adjectival phrase
1. Of or pertaining to action entertainment, particularly in films, but also in books.
1961 O. Walker in Star 14 Nov. 13The toga-and-tonsure school of drama is pretty active these days...It has a slight start on the skiet-and-donder genus.
1982 Sunday Times 15 Aug.Enjoy skiet ’n donner movies (Charles Bronson’s a popular hero).
2. In real life: of or pertaining to violent or coercive action.
1973 Sunday Times 4 Feb. 4The Government intend to resort to what are known as skiet-en-donder tactics. It..has nothing further constructive to say.
1993 S. Laufer in Weekly Mail 4 June 9M— V— is anything but a skiet-en-donner tannie.
‘Blood and thunder’; action entertainment; an action film or book.
Of or pertaining to action entertainment, particularly in films, but also in books.
of or pertaining to violent or coercive action.

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