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blast (1) American English

Meaning: a great experience, a very enjoyable time

For example:

  • You should have come to Neil's birthday party. It was a blast!

  • The Sydney Gay Mardi Gras was such a blast that we're going again next year, for sure.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Everyone agreed that New Year's Eve in Rio was a total blast. Everyone had
  1. a fairly pleasant time
  2. a wild time together
  3. a nice, quiet time

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