They’re getting ready to lower the bomb on themPosted: June 20, 2017
The speaker was talking about an incident involving some students on campus and said to a colleague, “they’re getting ready to lower the bomb on them.” This is a nice mashup of “lower the boom” (to scold or punish someone) and “drop the bomb” (to reveal startling information). Bombs go BOOM so there you go. A big thanks to frequent contributor Martin Pietrucha who unintentionally blurted this one out.
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