bazooka - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a long gun that is carried on the shoulder and used to fire small bombs
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a huge amount of money that a government makes available at a time of crisis, such as the current crisis in the Eurozone

    Since the ECB can print any amount of money, the fund could be as large as it needed to be, offering the bazooka solution many said was required.

    Submitted from Ireland on 27/10/2011