someone who burns down a barn
an impressively successful event;
"the rock concert was a real barnburner"
- Boy, last night's game was certainly a barnburner, wasn't it?
- It's not safe to assume that just because a stock has tanked,it's become a barnburner of a deal.
- It's not safe to assume that just because a stock has tanked, it's become a barnburner of a deal.
- The Barnburner Democrats of New York refused to accept Cass as their candidate.They walked out of the Baltimore convention.
- the rock concert was a real barnburner.
- "September will not be any barnburner[for car sales] " (Lee Iacocca)