Definition of barn burner in English:

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barn burner


North American informal
A very exciting or dramatic event, especially a sports contest: she won a barn burner of a debate against the party leader
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  • But this governor's race is like - is a barn burner just like the Senate race in South Dakota.
  • Avedon's got a number of really good posts up, but this one is a barn burner.
  • My team plays his about 3 times a year, and every game is a barn burner and we take turns winning.
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