Origin of bombshell
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And instead of choosing to drop the Thor bombshell at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, Marvel revealed the change on The View.DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules|Liz Watson|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was also a buxom beauty, a kind of nineteenth century bombshell who loved to flirt.
Then, at the end of the first trimester, John drops a bombshell: there is not one love-child, but two.
Feller also represents victim No. 2, whose story was the subject of bombshell trial testimony.
That would be quite a bombshell indeed—not to mention a prodigious technical feat.A Geek’s Guide to the NSA Scandal: What You May Not Know About Data Collection|Charles Johnson|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Had a bombshell fallen and exploded among the servants, they could not have been more shocked.For Woman's Love|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Revault in France showed in 1605 how a bombshell might be exploded by steam.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
The news fell like a bombshell upon a land in which Tom Mortlake's name was a household word.The Big Bow Mystery|I. Zangwill
His appearance in the fray was like that of a bombshell timed to explode in its midst.The Mountain Divide|Frank H. Spearman
When Mr. Noble's bombshell fell in Senator Dilworthy's camp, the statesman was disconcerted for a moment.The Gilded Age, Complete|Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
1708, from bomb (n.) + shell (n.). The figurative sense of "shattering or devastating thing or event" attested from 1860. In reference to a pretty woman (especially a blonde) it is attested from 1942 ("Bombshell" as title of a movie starring blond U.S. actress Jean Harlow (1911-1937) is from 1933).
see drop a bombshell.