full-blown full-blown

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) fully ripe; at the height of bloom
  2. (adj) having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness

Usage(s):

  1. On the plus side, it has a functioning democracy and no full-blown war.
  2. By the mid-1890s, he was launched on a full-blown self-analysis, an enterprise for which he had no guidelines and no predecessors.
  3. The parents decided to stop the treatment, and by age 9, Sharon had full-blown breasts and was getting her period.

News

  1. Gregg Popovich was asked if he might ‘mail in’ Game 4 to rest the injured Tony Parker, responded as you’d expect

    SAN ANTONIO — Not everything interesting that players and coaches say from practice can make it into a full-blown story. But sometimes, the answer to a single question is deserving of being mentioned all by itself. Especially when Gregg Popovich is the one giving the response. There were plenty of questions about Tony Parker‘s status…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  2. NBA Social Media Awards Live Coverage and Reactions

    As the NBA has become one of the most I nternet -friendly sports leagues around the world, the NBA Social Media Awards has grown into a full-blown event. This year's rendition airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV. Find out who the fans selected for the most social media-friendly player, the best tweet to come from the season, the year's best game-winning shot, the most explosive dunk of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Challenges to phone records face legal obstacles

    FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Massive government surveillance of Americans' phone and internet activity is drawing protests from civil liberties groups, but major legal obstacles stand in the way of any full-blown court hearing on the practice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

Quotes

  1. "If there's anyone out there who still doesn't believe this constitutes a full-blown crisis," Obama said, "I suggest speaking to one of the millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside down because they don't know where their...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Today I am exercising my executive authority to avoid a full-blown crisis and keep our state moving forward," Schwarzenegger said. "This is not an action I take lightly."
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "The Anxiety Indicator is moving closer to the 150 mark, the `red zone' that to me would signal a full-blown crisis of public confidence," said survey researcher Daniel Yankelovich, chairman of Public Agenda, the nonpartisan public policy...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Daniel Yankelovich Source: Guardian Unlimited

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
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