(to be) x-rated

Idiom Definition

"to be x-rated"

not suitable for children

Idiom Definition - to be x-rated


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be x-rated

Fourteen year old Johnny and his mother are sitting on the couch one evening watching television together. At 10pm, the television announces the next movie that will be on TV. Johnny asks his mother if he can stay up and watch the movie. Johnny's mother tells Johnny that he can not watch the movie because it contains scenes that show full frontal nudity and sex. Johnny pleads with his mother to watch the movie. Johnny's mother finally replies...

"No, Johnny, the movie is not suitable for children.  It is x-rated."

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be x-rated

Kathy and Joe are watching a movie one afternoon. The movie is very violent and shows a lot of blood and murders. There is a great deal of offensive foul language in the movie. About half way through the movie, Kathy asks Joe what the rating on the movie is. Joe picks up the movie case and reads...

"The movie has an x-rating for violence."

to be x-rated - Usage:


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to be x-rated - Gerund Form:

Being x-rated usually means a movie that shows sexually explicit scenes.

to be x-rated - Examples:

1)  Warning. This is fanfic and does include a bit of x-rated material. No sex scenes! Also this has an unfinished sequel.

2)  Sarah Silverman has an x-rated offer for Mitt Romney's most generous supporter, Sheldon Adelson.

3)  Midnight Cowboy, for instance, is the only X-rated movie to win the Best Picture Oscar.

4)  Censorship is minimal; Jefferson City officials allow virtually all films that are not X-rated.

5)  Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe give a very x-rated look inside their house on the set of ABC's' Happy Endings'.

6)  I don't want my blog to get x-rated so need to be a bit careful what I cover and how.

7)  I think the descriptions are rather explicit. The scenes in the winter garden are x-rated for the time.

8)  Then there is the X-rated conversation people in the military use among themselves.

9)  The conservative blogger also claimed that he had, in his possession, another " X-rated " photo allegedly from Weiner that he said he wasn't releasing.

10)  Check the videos out for the filth raining down from above and the X-rated action all over the place on the streets.

11)  Of those women who voluntarily view X-rated films, 81 percent approved.

12)  Several parents described its content as vulgar and X-rated.

13)  James posted a free, x-rated version of the infamous vampire romance on FanFiction.net.

14)  For example, it is perfectly legal to star in an X-rated movie at the age of 18, but, you can't have a beer.

15)  Delight, at 19, has been everywhere and done everything--including starring in two X-rated movies.

16)  Then there's Little Red Riding Hood, although it does have that X-rated part where the Big Bad Wolf actually eats the grandmother.

17)  We have witnessed a waste of over $18 billion worth of " X-rated " body scanners with potentially harmful radiation effects upon people.

18)  The playhouse was renamed the Pussycat Cabaret and began showing X-rated features.

19)  The duo had previously run a 16mm X-rated house called the Little Art at the southeast corner of Third and E Street.

20)  Toss social media into the mix and kids can not only consume X-rated images, but can also now produce them.