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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454 Casull load is definitely a barnburner out of Ruger's new 7 1/2-inch Super Redhawk.
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The new Integrated Servers may, for marketing reasons, keep the Multiprise moniker, but it is more likely that it will be called the Integrated Server because Multiprise has not exactly been a barnburner for IBM.
A leading Barnburner reminded a Young Men's Association that American state governments had run up hundreds of millions in debts, appropriating "the toil of subsequent generations to glut the hungry cravings of this [one]; to eat the bread of unborn children.
Powell's candidacy could also be an excuse for a Newt Gingrich entry, turning the GOP race into a three-way barnburner with Bob Dole squeezed "argggh
Lucille Stietz, senior vice president at National Bank of Alaska, says, "The housing market's not a barnburner, but it's going right along.
Week number three of earnings season is a barnburner with eight FindProfit companies reporting their fourth quarter earnings results.
This is going to be a barnburner," said Pats coach Doug Lillydahl shortly after reigning 50 freestyle state champ, junior Topher Stensby, blistered the field by winning that event in 20.
Peterson, best remembered for his barnburner with Britain's Amir Khan six years ago, after which he tested positive for testosterone, is essentially a super lightweight coming up.
One side's a fierce rockabilly barnburner and the b-side touches those tender heart strings.
ONE Championship head honcho Victor Cui expects a barnburner fight card in ONE: Defending Honor on Friday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
The key point, however, is that trade with all three countries approaches inconsequential so that tripling and quintupling trade wouldn't be a barnburner.
McCrystall and Collado had a barnburner in last year's singles final before jumping back onto the court to face off again in the doubles.
Walker's barnburner speech at a conservative gathering in Iowa last weekend has assuaged some donors' concerns that he lacks the charisma to be an effective presidential contender, while Rubio earned high marks for his performance at an economic forum the same weekend hosted by Charles and David Koch.