barnburner barnburner

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who burns down a barn
  2. (n) an impressively successful event

Usage(s):

  1. But if you expected the Bruce-Vilanchists of Hollywood to storm back and prove their importance by whipping up a barnburner of an Academy Awards in the couple weeks since the end .
  2. He played with the lyrics, and thus justified picking And I'm Telling You I'm Not Goingthe most typically clichd, overused Idol barnburnerby turning the performance into a .

News

Quotes

  1. "It seems like every time we go down there it's a barnburner for whatever reason," coach Chris Peterson said. "They are always tight games, hard fought games. We'll probably have another one Friday."
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Chris Petersen Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It might happen," Jackson said. "We told them on this trip that if they lose the first one, you could steamroll this into a three-loss trip. So they're aware of the fact that they could walk into a barnburner on Sunday and not escape."
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "This is a very typical Auburn team," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "They're a physical, hard-nosed bunch. They make very few mistakes. This will be just another Southeastern Conference barnburner, more than likely."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Mark Richt Source: SportingNews.com

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