parade of horribles
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- A parade featuring a progression of people wearing comic and grotesque costumes.
- A rhetorical device employing a series of progressively more terrible results following from an act.
1992, Geoffrey R. Stone, Richard Allen Epstein, Cass R. Sunstein, The Bill of Rights in the Modern State, page 356:
- The majority trotted out a parade of horribles in which judicial line-drawing concerning accommodation would displace legitimate democratic choices.