drop a bombshell

Drop a bombshell
If someone drops a bombshell, they announce something that changes a situation drastically and unexpectedly.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • drop a bombshell —    If you drop a bombshell, you make an unexpected announcement which will greatly change a situation.     The chairman dropped a bombshell when he announced the merger with the company s biggest rival …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drop a bombshell — drop a bomb on something; cause a great disturbance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop a bombshell — British, American & Australian, American to suddenly tell someone a piece of news that upsets them very much. My sister dropped a bombshell by announcing she was leaving her job. Her husband dropped a bomb over dinner. I m seeing another woman,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Drop a bombshell — make a startling or unexpected announcement …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • drop a bombshell — Australian Slang make a startling or unexpected announcement …   English dialects glossary

  • drop — drop1 W2S1 [drɔp US dra:p] v past tense and past participle dropped present participle dropping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let something fall)¦ 2¦(fall)¦ 3¦(move your body down)¦ 4¦(become less)¦ 5¦(reduce)¦ 6¦(not include)¦ 7¦(stop doing something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drop — 1 verb FALL/ALLOW TO FALL 1 (T) to stop holding or carrying something so that it falls: I must have dropped my scarf on the bus. | The dog dropped a stick at George s feet. 2 FALL (I) to fall suddenly, especially from a high place: A bottle… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bombshell — The term bombshell is a forerunner to the sex symbol and originally used to describe popular female sex icons.exual connotationsBombshells are a special kind of sex symbol. Bombshells are popular icons recognized for their curves, sex appeal and… …   Wikipedia

  • bombshell — UK [ˈbɒmˌʃel] / US [ˈbɑmˌʃel] noun [countable] Word forms bombshell : singular bombshell plural bombshells informal an event or piece of news that is unexpected and shocking The announcement of job losses came as an absolute bombshell. drop a… …   English dictionary

  • bombshell — n. sensation to drop a bombshell * * * [ bɒmʃel] [ sensation ] to drop a bombshell …   Combinatory dictionary

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