drop a bombshell


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

Examples of drop a bombshell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With most of the focus on new Apple products yesterday, Unity Technologies decided to drop a bombshell on game developers by announcing a new, per-install fee for using its Unity game engine. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 Taylor Swift borrowed a few seconds of her MTV VMAs speech for Video of the Year to drop a bombshell: Her 10th album, Midnights, is coming in two months, on Oct. 21. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2022 She is almost recovered when the Christies arrive and drop a bombshell on the Frasers. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 17 Apr. 2022 Just a casual Sunday, scrolling through Instagram when bam: Ariana Grande decides to drop a bombshell. Lauren Le Vine, refinery29.com, 21 Dec. 2020

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“Drop a bombshell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20a%20bombshell. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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