a bazooka of

whyflies

Senior Member
Chinese
"You need a big bazooka of at least 2 trillion euros to avoid self fulfilling runs on illiquid but solvent countries ."
What's the figurative meaning of the stressed part?
Thanks in anticipation!
 
  • zapateado

    Senior Member
    English USA
    I have not heard the phrase but assume the general meaning is large amount with an emphasis on the quick and/or aggressive potential of whatever is referred to.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    A bazooka is a launcher for a rocket, i.e. a weapon firing a single projectile and as such it's a gross misuse of bazooka as a metaphor by a clueless speaker or writer.

    Euros 2 trillion is obviously a large amount, as zapateado suggests.

    You did not, by the way, provide the source.
     

    whyflies

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    If you both don't heard of this phrase,maybe it's in rare use and I don't want to grasp it.
    Thank you all.
     
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