Hat tip to Molie, who shared this little tidbit:
So here was MRP’s question: to hyphenate or not to hyphenate? Is it a “big-ass chain” or a “big ass chain” (and if the latter, what IS that, please?).
This line of questioning did eventually lead to the point that, although the chain is pretty impressive, it’s actually a “big-ass [or big ass] pendant” we’re looking at here.