Barnburner meaning

bärnbûrnər
An extremely impressive event or successful outcome.
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Something, esp. a closely contested sports event, that is very exciting, intense, dramatic, etc.
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(idiomatic) An extremely exciting or successful event or person.
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One who burns down a barn.
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Origin of barnburner

  • From the idea of burning down one’s barn to get rid of a rat infestation.

    From Wiktionary