special treatment

special treatment
   the torture and killing of your opponents
   ... what Sonderbehandlung means, that though it says Special Treatment, it means pyramids of cyanosed corpses. (Keneally, 1982)
   A 1983 British Airways advertisement in Germany relied on a literal translation of 'You fly frequently. Don't you deserve a little special treatment?' Many travellers felt the use of Sonderbehandlung was a Freudian slip.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • treatment — treat‧ment [ˈtriːtmənt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a particular way of dealing with someone or something: • The range of permissible accounting treatments is amazingly broad. • The investigation found that some contractors received… …   Financial and business terms

  • treatment — n. care cure 1) to administer, give, provide treatment 2) to get, receive, undergo treatment 3) to respond to treatment 4) inpatient; medical; outpatient; radiation; shock treatment 5) treatment for (to undergo treatment for alcoholism) 6) under… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • treatment — [[t]tri͟ːtmənt[/t]] ♦♦ treatments 1) N VAR: oft supp N, N of/for n Treatment is medical attention given to a sick or injured person or animal. Many patients are not getting the medical treatment they need. ...a veterinary surgeon who specialises… …   English dictionary

  • treatment — noun 1 MEDICAL (C, U) a method that is intended to cure an injury or illness (+ for): The best treatment for a cold is to rest and drink lots of fluids. | give sb treatment: She was given emergency treatment by paramedics. | receive treatment:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • treatment — treat|ment W1S3 [ˈtri:tmənt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(medical)¦ 2¦(behaviour towards somebody)¦ 3¦(of a subject)¦ 4¦(clean/protect)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(MEDICAL)¦ [U and C] something that is done to cure someone who is injured or ill →↑treat treatment of/for …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • special — spe|cial1 W1S1 [ˈspeʃəl] adj [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: especial, from Latin specialis particular , from species; SPECIES] 1.) not ordinary or usual, but different in some way and often better or more important ▪ a special place in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • special — 1 / speSFl/ adjective 1 not ordinary or usual but different in some way and often better or more important: a special case, deserving special treatment | diabetics on a special diet | special occasion (=an important social event): I keep this… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • special school — noun A school specifically made for students with disabilities or other problems that need special treatment …   Wiktionary

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