Synonyms for landslide

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The election of 1964 was a landslide victory for the Democratic Party.

The beasts were swept off in a landslide of loose rock—all but one.

Lead failed to do it, but God sent the landslide, and you are as good as dead.

I was nearly killed in a landslide, and now the men who saved me from that are done for.

And a great pity the way he dropped off and had his mine lost by a landslide.

About how much further is that Landslide district from here?

The mountain will still be there in the morning—unless there's a landslide.

“I wish I were dead and buried under a landslide,” sobbed Nannie.

This was almost the spot where the landslide had stopped the Dover night freight.

“That is no landslide,” replied Ralph, pointing at the obstruction.

WORD ORIGIN

1856, American English, from land (n.) + slide (n.). Earlier was landslip, still preferred in Britain. Old English used eorðgebyrst in this sense; literally "earth-burst." In the political sense, landslide "lopsided electoral victory" is attested from 1888.

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