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by a landslide

By a very large and decisive margin, as of a victory. Her candidacy was a long shot from the very beginning, so when she won by a landslide, it was a huge surprise to everyone.
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landslide victory

A victory in an election by a very large and decisive margin. Her candidacy was a long shot from the very beginning, so her landslide victory was a huge surprise to everyone.
See also: landslide, victory
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

landslide victory

a victory by a large margin; a very substantial victory, particularly in an election. The mayor won a landslide victory in the election. The younger candidate won a landslide victory in the presidential election.
See also: landslide, victory
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Due to the rain, landslides were also expected in Hazara, Malakand division, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and the mountainous region of the AJ and K.
Experts from Yangon Fire Department inspected the hill with drones and concluded that more landslides were likely to happen.
The Assistant Commissioner said providing food to the tourists is the first priority but it would need a helicopter as roads were blocked by the landslide at different places.
They died when landslides buried their homes in the night flowing heavy rains.
To assume the topography unchanged (as the technique undertakes the unchanged topography throughout the process) before and after the landslide occurrence both the images were ortho-rectified with only the pre-event ASTER DEM.
The district administration dispatched an excavator to clear road but it didn't begin work due to the frequent landslides and rains.
Vice President Leni Robredo visited Sagnay, Camarines Sur on the same day to check on the search and retrieval operations and hand over financial aid and relief goods to families struck by landslides in the said town.
"On October 13, a landslide and subsidence process took place on the territory.The width of the site that has undergone the landslide process was 200-220 meters, the length is 250-280 meters," he said, stressing that at present the situation remains tense.
The incident is the second fatal landslide in Penang within a year after a Tanjung Bungah landslide at a housing project killed 11 workers on October 21 last year.
Eballe was among those who were asked to leave their residence in Barangay Pangdan as the area is located within the 100-kilometer radius from the landslide site.
Effective landslide mapping is one of the most important steps for the compilation of a landslide inventory.
In addition, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the Home Ministry has conceptualised an umbrella pilot scheme -- Landslide Risk Mitigation Scheme (LRMS) -- to demonstrate benefits of landslide mitigation measures under a centre-sponsored scheme for providing financial support to states, including Manipur, for disaster preparedness and mitigation, the minister said.
Stations with exposure to southerly atmospheric flow in the Coast and Transverse Ranges experience high numbers of over-threshold events at all intervals, coincident with areas known to have the greatest landslide incidence.
Ethiopia's state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country's Oromia region, Fox News reported.