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bombshell

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbombshellbomb‧shell /ˈbɒmʃel $ ˈbɑːm-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SHOCKan unexpected and very shocking piece of news 🔊 Then came the bombshell: the factory was to close down. 🔊 Finally, she dropped the bombshell. She was pregnant, she said.2 blonde bombshell
Examples from the Corpus
bombshellFor the board of directors, the news of the crash came as a bombshell.But while they were there Farash dropped a bombshell.Her three-page typed reply, when it was finally received, dropped like a bombshell.The word had fallen like a bombshell in the pure and tranquil atmosphere of the Archer dining-room.A bit of a bombshell, Vi distracts Betty's hard-won suitor Hugh, touching off a set of sibling sparring.For the Community Board this was a bombshell.A bombshell, the announcement drew cries of anguish from critics and fans.They were successful in the first aim by concentrating on Mr Smith's shadow budget and re-exploding the tax bombshell.Then Vanessa dropped the bombshell that she was leaving - and leaving that night.Meanwhile, rehearsals for Blithe Spirit were proceeding to their second week with me sitting on this bombshell.dropped the bombshellThe company dropped the bombshell as it plunged £711million into the red in the first half of the year.
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