barnburner

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barnburner

Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful. I had so much fun at Jonathan's bachelor party last night; it was a real barnburner! The majority of the game was rather lackluster, but it was a barnburner in the final quarter.
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Barnburners (Heritage Military Music Foundation, no cat.
Chicago has the support of two loud and knowledgeable support groups, the BarnBurners and Ultras.
Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the monster guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners like the title track "Made Up Mind" with his masterful slide and lead licks while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy "Do I Look Worried".
With that in mind and the fact that Abraham has such explosive power this is going to be a hell of a fight, possibly the best fight of the lot for Froch and he has been in some real barnburners.
Their music is fresh and original (and mostly written by Mills and Parker), but whether playing ballads or barnburners, there is a welcoming, familiar and friendly "front porch" dynamic to the sound as well.
We shouldn't forget that Marquez almost beat Pacquiao, took him to the wire in two barnburners at featherweight and superfeather.