In the 2011 movie Carnage, Christoph Waltz said:

The women we like are sensual, crazy and shot full of hormones.

What does shot here mean? Can we do away with it and just say full of hormones without mentioning shot?

  • But are there any differences? Why not just use "full of hormones"? What does "shot" mean here? An adjective? – Peter Li Dec 15 '14 at 7:18

It's an emphasis & [humorous] comparison - an odd one if you're not accustomed to it, but it suggests that their behaviour is equivalent to them having been injected with hormones.

shot = medical injection, US Eng. Meaning 11 from OALD

It doesn't in any way imply that this is actually true, just that the effect on them is the same.

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