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.