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snowball

snowball

Date: Aug 17 2005

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

”...and everything started to snowball after that.”
Mischa Barton, in an interview with getlippy.com in response to a question about the media obsession with her first season on The O.C.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

get larger, bigger, worse

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Sometimes when a situation or problem gets bigger and bigger as we go along, we see more of the situation or problem being added to, we can get the image of a snowball rolling across the ground. As it goes along, it picks up more and more snow which makes the snowball get larger, like our situation or problem.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“You know, it was a small issue to begin with, but it has snowballed into a much larger problem!”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

To get better to her career
by Alex-rangel
to increase faster and faster
by Ameliakung21
adamzhao getting better and better
by adamzhao
(of a paln, problem, etc.)to grow bigger at a faster and faster rate.
by Yanger
when something snowball it means that it goes on well, without hitches...like a ball of snow gliding along
by Lindsay
to snowball = to grow bigger and bigger
by do_did_done

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

nice slang:)

07:03 PM Jan 13 2009 |

qinqin05213124

China

Actuary.

07:40 AM Mar 06 2008 |

xinfang1111

China

it is clear and useful sentence for us

10:10 AM Jan 27 2008 |

daya81

daya81

Iraq

the problems grew bigger if you rolled it as snow ball.

11:54 PM Dec 07 2007 |

yklys

Brazil

Interest

09:35 PM Aug 25 2005 |

smallhu

smallhu

Taiwan

This is very easy to understand and should be very useful. :-)

06:07 AM Aug 25 2005 |

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