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be (the) bomb

To be excellent, extremely entertaining, or of very high quality. This steak I ordered is bomb! I'm not usually a fan of action films, but that one was the bomb!
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be the bomb

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something or someone is the bomb, they are very successful, popular or attractive. Karen Forsley's watches are the bomb with the in crowd. So this is the bomb — the best superhero movie ever.
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be the ˈbomb

(American English) be very good; be the best: Check out the new website. It’s the bomb! OPPOSITE: be the pits
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We are outraged by these affronts to human civility and will do anything on the humanitarian side of the equation to be helpful, but we find ourselves determined to understand the bad guys' story before we conclude they should be bombed to kingdom come and wonder about the efficacy and ultimate usefulness of a tooth for a tooth.
There were eight warnings to western intelligence agencies, that a US airline flying from Europe to US would be bombed. British, German and American security had been alerted.
It has been claimed that on December 18, the federal police in West Germany were tipped off that Pan Am 103 would be bombed within days.