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tidal wave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtidal waveˈtidal wave noun [countable]  1 HEOa very large ocean wave that flows over the land and destroys things2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTa very large amount of a particular kind of feeling or activity happening at one timetidal wave of a tidal wave of crime Voters were swept away on a tidal wave of enthusiasm.
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tidal waveShe is suddenly engulfed by a tidal wave of self-loathing.It was raining, as advertised, at a volume that seemed more appropriate to a tidal wave.Then the tide turned, slowly at first, but consolidating into something close to a tidal wave.By 1978, Holocaust remembrance was becoming a national tidal wave.The stunned production team were dealing with the tidal wave as best they could when an awful realization dawned.tidal wave ofThere has been a tidal wave of unemployment in the region.
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