The story is too dark, the plot too twisted, and the main character far too grotesque.
The race is currently dead even and, as always in the strange, twisted world of Louisiana politics, anything could happen.
“Cosmopolis,” the David Cronenberg film starring Robert Pattinson, is a disquieting look at a twisted Wall Street.
The twisted fate of the complicated Mr. Jones, an American agent around whom the narrative swirls.
The Daily Beast sat down with Burton to discuss Big Eyes and his beautiful, dark, twisted career.
There's great thoughts in that bit of twisted 'bacco there, if I only have the wit to trace 'em.
The man screamed and twisted his head, but the noose was about his neck and tightening.
His necktie was loose, and had twisted to one side in the struggle.
She came mounted on a great wolf with twisted serpents for a bridle.
Everybody laughed as he twisted his face up, and tried to look serious.
"perverted, mentally strange," 1900, from twist (n.) in a sense of "mental peculiarity, perversion" first attested 1811.
mid-14c., "flat part of a hinge," probably from Old English -twist (in mæsttwist "mast rope, stay;" candeltwist "wick"), from Proto-Germanic *twis-, from root of two. Original senses suggest "dividing in two" (cf. cognate Old Norse tvistra "to divide, separate," Gothic twis- "in two, asunder," Dutch twist, German zwist "quarrel, discord," though these senes have no equivalent in English), but later ones are of "combining two into one," hence the original sense of the word may be "rope made of two strands."
Meaning "thread or cord composed of two or more fibers" is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "act or action of turning on an axis" is attested from 1570s. Sense of "beverage consisting of two or more liquors" is first attested c.1700. Meaning "thick cord of tobacco" is from 1791. Meaning "curled piece of lemon, etc., used to flavor a drink" is recorded from 1958. Sense of "unexpected plot development" is from 1941.
The popular rock 'n' roll dance craze is from 1961, but twist was used to describe popular dances in 1894 and again in the 1920s. To get one's knickers in a twist "be unduly agitated" is British slang first attested 1971.
early 14c. (implied in past tense form twaste), "to wring," from the source of twist (n.). Sense of "to spin two or more strands of yarn into thread" is attested from late 15c. Meaning "to move in a winding fashion" is recorded from 1630s. To twist the lion's tail was U.S. slang (1895) for "to provoke British feeling." Related: Twisted; twisting.
A young woman: sexy little twist, but a kook/ a tough, smart twist who got away with murder
[1928+; perhaps fr rhyming slang twist and twirl, ''girl,'' attested in a poem of E E Cummings]
To waste time; be forced to sit idly and perhaps rotate one's thumbs about one another: I was anxious to help, but all I could do was twiddle my thumbs while they debated (1846+)