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drop a bomb
To reveal something that is very surprising or unexpected. Whoa, you can't just drop a bomb like that and leave—I need details about your new boyfriend! When we got a tip that the newspaper was about to drop a bomb about our candidate, we all wondered what information they could possibly have.
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drop a bomb(shell)and explode a bombshell; drop a brick
Fig. to announce shocking or startling news. They really dropped a bombshell when they announced that the mayor would resign. Friday is a good day to drop a bomb like that. It gives the business world the weekend to recover. They must choose their words very carefully when they explode a bombshell like that. They really dropped a brick when they told her the cause of her illness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
drop a bombverb
See drop a brick
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