to drop a bombshell meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to drop a bombshell" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Recently, Steve came out the closet when he finally understood that he was gay.  Now, Steve wants to meet with his old girlfriend, Barbara, to announce the big news.  Steve knows that this information will come as a big surprise to Barbara.  Steve is unsure of how...
to drop this bombshell.
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Idiom Definition:


"to drop a bombshell"
to announce or reveal something that very much changes a situation
 
Synonyms:
abrupt, bewilder, curve-ball, divulge, eye-opener, expose, jolt, kick, proclaim, reveal, revelation, shock, suddenness, thunderbolt, unexpected, unforeseen, unveil
Someone is literally dropping a bombshell on this soldier. - - - - ->  a red and white bombshell with fins is dropping down through the sky towards a soldier with a green army helmet.  The soldiers eyes are looking up towards the dropping bomb.




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Idiom Scenario 2:


Helen is a successful business woman.  She definitely has her act together.  She has a great life with a great family.  The last thing Helen expected was to be fired from work.  Helen thought that everything was going very well at work.  Helen did not know that the company she was working for was purchased by another company and that major changes were occurring.  Helen simply did not know how she was going to tell her family about this extreme change.  Helen knew that she would be...
dropping a bombshell.
Helen did not know what kind of reactions her family would express.  Helen did not know what the future would bring.
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom is informal.
There is usually an element of surprise involved with the announcement.

 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Dropping a bombshell can cause some interesting reactions from other people.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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