drop a bombshell

Definition of drop a bombshell

  1. :  to surprise everyone She dropped a bombshell when she said she wouldn't run for reelection.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  bomb

    :  one that is stunning, amazing, or devastating

    :  a person who is the cause and object of sensational and usually widespread attention, excitement, or attraction

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