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to drop a bombshell (on someone): to announce sudden, unexpected and shocking news (to someone)
The term bombshell literally describes the exterior (or casing) of a bomb. Idiomatically, 'a bombshell' can refer both to 'sudden and sensational news' or an 'extremely attractive and sexy woman'!
- "Tropez, rubbing elbows with Russian tycoons and brushing bums with Brazilian bombshells."
- "After you hit him with that bombshell, I'm sure you'll get a positive response."
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