EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DYNAMITE
It is said that dynamite must have been used, and that in a very large quantity.
He was tackling a delicate job—like juggling a car-load of dynamite.
None of your dynamite pudding that,—as green as grass and as sour as vinegar.
His hands had been blown away by a dynamite cartridge while fishing in some lagoon.
The railway will know where to go for dynamite should we get short at any time.
Kept all the dynamite on the hundred-foot level in an old chamber.
"Get some dynamite and fuses," ordered Professor Gurlone quietly.
Go back and have some men bring up hand grenades and dynamite.
Now, if they were not hopelessly medieval they would try a stick of dynamite.
Into its place she slipped the half dozen sticks of dynamite, with their fuses and caps.
1867, from Swedish dynamit, coined 1867 by its inventor, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), from Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ite (2). Figurative sense of "something potentially dangerous" is from 1922. Positive sense of "dynamic and excellent" by mid-1960s, perhaps originally Black English.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DYNAMITE
- au fait
- green thumb
- has what it takes
- having know-how
- having the goods
- having the right stuff
- knowing the ropes
- knowing the score
- like a one-man band
- like a pistol
- old hand
- on the ball
- up to it
- up to snuff
- up to speed