with a bang

with a bang

1. With an especially exciting, energetic, or flamboyant flourish; in a flashy, vigorous, or forceful manner. Let's leave the musical number as the last act so we can finish the show with a bang. I'm having a massive party to celebrate my 40th birthday. I want to usher out my 30s with a bang! Let's all do some Jell-O shots and start this party off with a bang!
2. In an extremely violent, destructive manner. I'm worried that if the tensions between these two superpowers don't ease up soon, the whole world might end with a bang. The revolution started with a bang after rebels attacked the government cavalcade.
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with a bang

mod. in a flamboyant or exciting manner. (Especially with go out, quit, finish.) The old year went out with a bang.
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References in classic literature ?
Poor little soul!--a pretty place this is ter put a homesick, lonesome child into!" she finished, going out and closing the door with a bang, "Oh!" she ejaculated, biting her lip.
Although Cummins hit world cricket two years ago with a bang, ripping through South Africa with match figures of 7/117 to clinch a famous two-wicket win in his Test debut, his repeated injury problems have put major doubts on his future as a regular Test fixture.
BEDWORTH A brought Chestnuts down to earth with a bang in the latest round of matches in the DPS Transport & Distribution Nuneaton Winter Snooker League.
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