Definition of barn burner in English:

barn burner

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noun

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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