drop a bomb

variants: or

drop the bomb

Definition of drop a bomb

informal

  1. :  to do or say something that is very shocking and unexpected She dropped a bomb with her resignation. She dropped the bomb on her husband and asked for a divorce.

Word by Word Definitions

dropplay
  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

bombplay
  1. :  an explosive device fused to detonate under specified conditions

    :  atomic bomb

    :  a vessel for compressed gases: such as

  1. :  to attack with or as if with bombs :  bombard

    :  to defeat decisively

    :  to hit (as a baseball or a golf shot) very hard


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