world shattering

world shattering

Totally and completely surprising, with the sense that whatever is described as such is shocking enough to change one's view of the world. However, the phrase is often used hyperbolically. Finding out that my dad isn't my biological father has been completely world shattering. I don't know who to trust anymore. A: "Oh my God, did you hear the world shattering news?" B: "Yeah, I can't believe that Sue is leaving the company. It won't be the same without her!"
See also: shatter, world
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WORLD SHATTERING We told how Scotland players, left, will not get to play at the World Cup like Sinclair, above
Not a world shattering performance but a clear indication of his talent.
But last night Katie was not resting on her laurels and promised she was going for a world shattering sixth title next year.
Hardly a world shattering set of added benefits but the 46mpg on the test Tiguan's dash after a week's work was impressive enough to quell any doubts that VW had worked too hard in the naming department.
Trying really hard to get up every morning for the Dawn Prayer might not seem world shattering, but it will bring us the blessings of Almighty Allah.
Tammy, a former pupil at The Brooksbank School in Elland, said: "It was world shattering.
O'Neill admits two points out of six is not world shattering but it's the performances that have lifted the spirits of the Greenbacks' chief.
WITH her world shattering into a million pieces, Julie Craig's first reaction was typical of many a devoted mum.
It is unusual not only, because of its reference to Charles Din-win but to many other aspects of society, in the sesqui-centenary year of Darwin's world shattering book On the Origin of Species.
He has the draw and the opposition is not exactly world shattering.
Detective thrillers fall into three large groupings, the cozy safe suspense, the close to realistic, and the push the limits world shattering fantasy.
That every day they introduce some fascinating item at five to the hour when you know whatever world shattering revelation is made will be cut off for the weather forecast in two minutes' time.
The fact that a married, middleaged man had an affair with a much younger woman isn't that world shattering.
Meanwhile, we continue to get drenched with the same old news, with reporters in Afghanistan, the Gulf, Pakistan and anywhere there's a microphone telling us the same scant mostly mundane information but dressing it up as though it were of world shattering importance.
So, why is it that such a world shattering discovery as the fundamental basis for discovering the origin of life on earth does not warrant a photograph, nor even a mention of the names of the scientists who did it?
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