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noun [countable] informal bombshell pronunciation in British English /ˈbɒmˌʃel/
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  1. an event or piece of news that is unexpected and shocking

    The announcement of job losses came as an absolute bombshell.

    drop a bombshell (=give an unexpected and shocking piece of news):

    Anna suddenly dropped the bombshell that she was resigning.

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when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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