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Idioms

drop a bombshell

This page is about the idiom drop a bombshell

Meaning

If you drop a bombshell, you announce some shocking news.

For example

  • The Liverpool football club dropped a bombshell when they announced that they had sacked their manager.

  • Yesterday our boss dropped a real bombshell. He told us the company had been sold and half of us would lose our jobs.

Quick Quiz

If someone drops a bombshell, they

a. make a serious mistake

b. create a big problem

c. have some big, bad news

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Contributor: Matt Errey