explode\ a\ bombshell

v. phr. informal
To say something startling; suggest or show something astonishing or shocking,

The police exploded a bombshell when they arrested the kindly old banker for stealing money from the bank.

The principal exploded a bombshell by canceling the dance as a penalty.

Political leaders exploded a bombshell when they picked the young lawyer to run for mayor.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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