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    Default Slang question: "a bomb" and "the bomb"

    Is it the same as with shit and the shit, i. e., if something is a bomb it sucks, is a failure etc. and if someting is the bomb it's cool, awesome...?

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    Default Re: Slang question: "a bomb" and "the bomb"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anewguest View Post
    Is it the same as with shit and the shit, i. e., if something is a bomb it sucks, is a failure etc. and if something is the bomb it's cool, awesome...?
    This is vulgar language, but, yes, you are right.

    This is shit! (non-sense, lies)
    This is the shit! (something I really like, 'the best').

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    Default Re: Slang question: "a bomb" and "the bomb"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anewguest View Post
    Is it the same as with shit and the shit, i. e., if something is a bomb it sucks, is a failure etc. and if someting is the bomb it's cool, awesome...?
    I agree with jerry081958 but I would like to add that "a bomb" when used to refer to something that "sucks" is not a common slang expression, as far as I am aware. Instead, "a bomb" has a few particular uses I can think of:

    If a movie is "a bomb" it is a bad movie, or it is unpoplar.
    If a car is "a bomb" it is probably old and likely to break down.

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