not very surprising or shocking.

We were all expecting the announcement. It wasn't exactly earth-shattering news.

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  • earth-shattering — earth .shattering adj surprising or shocking and very important ▪ an earth shattering event …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • earth-shattering — earth ,shattering adjective extremely surprising and important …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • earth-shattering — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very important or shocking …   English terms dictionary

  • earth-shattering — ADJ GRADED Something that is earth shattering is very surprising or shocking. shattering news …   English dictionary

  • earth-shattering — adjective surprising or shocking and very important: the day we heard the earth shattering news of Kennedy s assassination …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • earth-shattering — earth′ shat tering adj. cvb earthshaking …   From formal English to slang

  • earth-shattering — adjective informal very important or shocking. Derivatives earth shatteringly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • earth-shattering — adjective Date: 1970 earthshaking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earth-shattering — /errth shat euhr ing/, adj. earthshaking. * * * …   Universalium

  • earth-shattering — UK / US adjective extremely surprising and important …   English dictionary

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