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barn burner

noun

Simple Definition of barn burner

  • : a very exciting game, event, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of barn burner

  1. :  one that arouses much interest or excitement <the game should be a real barn burner>

Examples of barn burner in a sentence

  1. The game should be a real barn burner.



Circa 1960

First Known Use of barn burner

circa 1960


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