barn burner


Definition of barn burner

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

Examples of barn burner in a Sentence

The game should be a real barn burner.
Recent Examples on the Web Then, Goldman Sachs dropped a barn burner, predicting U.S. home prices will climb 16% between now and the end of 2022. Fortune, 21 Oct. 2021 In a matter of minutes, blowout went to barn burner. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 In what was a back-and-forth barn burner, the Liberty Lions (5-2) took down the Chaparral Firebirds (4-4) 41-37. The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2021 The public is clearly rooting for a barn burner to open the new season, evidenced by 57 percent of all wagers coming in on the over. Alex Kay, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The eCommerce platform that operates at specializes in dirt cheap products and the stock hasn’t been a barn burner for much of this year either. Chris Morris, Fortune, 11 June 2021 Stapleton has a voice that can’t miss, and his band’s performance in the round was a true barn burner, complete with a pedal-steel solo. Justin Curto, Vulture, 10 June 2021 McDormand just won a BAFTA Award, and her talent for giving a kooky barn burner of an acceptance speech is well established. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2021 It’s like a barn burner … there’s no fat on that song. Thor Christensen, Dallas News, 11 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of barn burner

1951, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Barn burner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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