boilover


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boilover

(ˈbɔɪlˌəʊvə)
n
1. a surprising result in a sporting event, esp in a horse race
2. a sudden conflict
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Meade had struck gold at Newmarket on Saturday, with the 34-runner Betfred Cambridgeshire being a real boilover for the bookmakers as 50-1 shot Dolphin Vista beating 100-1 chance Sands Chorus and another 50-1 outsider in Cote D'Azur.
VVTHERE was a boilover in the following 2m7f handicap hurdle when 66-1 outsider Amber Flush showed a willing attitude to deny 14-1 chance Sheer Poetry after being matched at a high of 280.
The Australians looked on target to pull off a boilover with a 15-6 lead after 51 minutes, but the All Blacks fought back to 18-15 with nine minutes left.
The friendly Suncorp Stadium surroundings and a "nothing to lose" mentality has the Wallabies backing themselves for a massive Bledisloe Cup boilover against the All Blacks.
In her first grand slam appearance since winning last year's US Open, Stosur was thoroughly out-served and out-muscled in the 7-6 (2) 6-3 boilover that left Rod Laver Arena feeling stone cold, the Herald Sun reports.
Government spending continued apace until, as Edward Crane, president of the Cato Institute, observed in late 2000, "the combined budgets of the 95 major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%." The ballyhooed "Republican Revolution" was a bust, a ballot-box boilover that had little effect on Capitol Hill.
I recall an average of two tire blowouts per trip and one radiator boilover. We rode precariously on the automobile running boards and lived to tell the tale.
'Their real purpose was to have New Zealand cut its defence links with the US and Australia under ANZUS.' (These protests had a long history--as Walter Nash's sole Private Secretary from 1954 to 1957 I can recall him being summoned urgently from Parliament Buildings to the Labour Party Annual Conference in the Wellington Town Hall to counter 'a boilover against ANZUS'.
Woody semi-accidentally ensures their exit will enrage Del Fuegos to a boilover degree.
The great burst of flames causes a boilover in which the fish oils spill over the pot's side, leaving the fish perfectly cooked, steaming hot, and ready to serve.
The great burst of flames causes the boilover in which the fish oils spill over the pot's side and leave the fish perfectly, cooked, steaming hot and ready to serve.
- Like a giant kettle knowing it's being watched, this volcano mostly stewed through another warm October day, denying spectators the boilover they long to see.