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bomb

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1 something that has failed

  • her tell-all book was a bomb that landed on the remainder tables with a thud
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2 British a very large amount of money

  • that stay at Claridge's cost a bomb, but it was worth it
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bomb

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1 to attack with a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once

  • following the reporter's obscene outburst, viewers bombed the television station with an unprecedented number of complaints
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2 slang to proceed or move quickly

  • skiers bombing down the slope vied for the coveted gold medal
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beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it

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3 to be unsuccessful

  • the chichi restaurant bombed big-time, lasting only six months
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come a cropper, come to grief, come up empty, die on the vine, fall flat, fall on one's face, fall short, lay an egg

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4 to defeat by a large margin

  • it's no surprise that the inexperienced baseball team got totally bombed in its first game
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beat the pants off, eat alive, run circles around (or run rings around), wipe the floor with (or wipe the ground with)

5 to use bombs or artillery against

  • the enemy has bombed the city again
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