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boom goes the dynamite

interjection An exclamation used to emphasize when something exceptional has happened, especially when it occurred exactly as one intended. The phrase was popularized after a video of Ball State University student Brian Collins uttering it during a collegiate sportscast went viral on the internet. A: "You've got to use the sniper rifle to take out the guards in the tower, or else you'll never beat this level!" B: "OK, let me just line up my scope and—boom goes the dynamite!" A: "Hey, nice shot!"
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dynamite charge

An encouragement to a divided jury to come to a verdict. It is also known as the "Allen charge" because such a tactic was employed for the deadlocked jury in the 1896 case Allen v. United States. Come on, let's give the jury a dynamite charge, in the hopes of getting all the jurors to reach a consensus.
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1. n. anything potentially powerful: a drug, news, a person. The story about the scandal was dynamite and kept selling papers for a month.
2. mod. excellent; powerful. I want some more of your dynamite enchiladas, please.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Charlie Hoult, Dynamo's chair, said: "Our Dynamites Awards reward innovation and excellence in the region's enormously successful IT sector and are now a key date in the calendar for our technology companies.
Accidental blast hurts 2 fishermen in Cotabato !-- -- John Unson (Philstar.com) - May 24, 2019 - 3:21pm COTABATO CITY, PhilippinesTwo fishermen were injured Thursday in an accidental explosion of a home-made dynamite they were to use for fishing.
Saba Nazir bowled well for PCB Dynamites as she clinched three wickets for 35 while Nashra Sandhu bagged two wickets for 35.
PCB Dynamites in reply chased the target in 36.3 overs for the loss of three wickets.
"The Dynamites are a very successful team who have never failed to reach the play-offs so there will be plenty of expectation from the supporters," Bell added.
Dynamite is usually used for illegal fishing activities.
In reply, PCB Dynamites easily chased the target for loss of seven wickets in 45.3 overs.
About 18,000 sticks of dynamite were seized by police and military authorities from an abandoned mining site in the hinterlands of Bagumbayan town here on Saturday, police said.
The Dynamites, who won the toss and elected to field first, bowled out the Leopards for 64 in 16 overs.
A romping Tamim Iqbal inspired Comilla Victorians to win the BPL 2019 title outgunning Dhaka Dynamites by a 17-run at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the city on Friday.
KARACHI -- PCB Dynamites to 12-run triumph over PCB Blasters in the Triangular One-day Women's Cricket Championship 2018 final played SBP Sports Complex, Karachi.
LAHORE -- Phenomenal all-round performance by Aliya Riaz powered PCB Blasters to 8-run victory over PCB Dynamites in the Triangular One-Day Women's Cricket Championship 2018 match played at SBP Sports Complex, Karachi on Tuesday.
MULTAN -- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Dynamites defeated rivals PCB Challengers by eight wickets in the match four of Triangular One Day Women's Cricket Tournament 2018 at Multan Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
The Dynamites Awards are now in their fourth year and still the region's only IT and technology awards.
Authorities also found equipment for illegal fishinglike scoop nets, compressors, flippers and iron barsin the boat that, Bojos said, was used to first destroy corals before dynamites were thrown in the corals' direction to kill fish.