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Idiom meaning

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 08, 2004

In Reply to: Idiom meaning posted by Henry on March 08, 2004

: : hi,
: : what is the meaning of "went down a storm" as an idiom? thanks

: In England, it means that it was enthusiastically received. Remember that in England , to go down a bomb also means a great success; in America, I believe that something that bombs is a complete failure.

But these days, if something is "da bomb", it's phat (i.e., great and cool). I think it's now in wide use in the English-speaking world.