drop a bomb


variants or drop the bomb
: 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.

Examples of drop a bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, this is not the time to drop a bomb and blow up the whole operation. USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 One news report stated that on October 30th CPC forces violated a ceasefire and used a DJI Mavic-type drone to drop a bomb on an Central African Armed Forces (FACA) truck causing many casualties. David Hambling, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The group clashed with police and neighbors, and police seeking to oust members used a helicopter to drop a bomb on the house on May 13, 1985. CBS News, 4 Aug. 2022 That postponement will give whoever takes over the job an opportunity to participate in the company’s planning process—and avoid having to drop a bomb so early in their tenure. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 The first thing to realize is that meetings are supposed to be a time to discuss, not rehash old ideas or drop a bomb announcing a new initiative. Dr. Ruth Gotian, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021

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“Drop a bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20a%20bomb. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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