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    Meteoric rise

    Meteors fall. Why, then, “meteoric rise”?

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    Re: Meteoric rise

    Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity: a meteoric rise to fame. meteoric - definition of meteoric by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Meteoric rise

    And because they're quick, they appear unexpectedly.

    (Except that, once they're discovered, and they become visible every n years, they're not unexpected at all. Or is that comets? I must read that article...).

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