Definition of with a bump in English:

with a bump

phrase

  • Suddenly and shockingly.

    ‘the scandal brought them down to earth with a bump’
    • ‘Newly promoted Gimcrack came back down to earth with a bump with a 5-0 thrashing from visitors St John's College in division one of the York and District Sunday Afternoon league.’
    • ‘It brings me right back down to earth with a bump because my life now is so hectic.’
    • ‘One of the most respected analysts in his field, he has predicted that the housing market is due to come down to the ground with a bump and, more than once, he has been wrong.’
    • ‘Walton & Hersham won 6-1 at Chertsey last week, but they were brought down to earth with a bump by a 3-1 home defeat against Leatherhead on Saturday.’
    • ‘He may stay on in Italy for another couple of days, but the chances are that this afternoon Ivano Bonetti's honeymoon period will end with a bump.’
    • ‘It's been the same for the past four years; over the nine summer weeks, I pass quickly through the Big Brother stages of boredom, rejection, revision, adulation and elation, only to come down to earth with a bump when it ends.’
    • ‘Top-flight newcomers Brasenose came down to earth with a bump, losing 32-8 to a well-drilled Keble side who dominated a bad-tempered game in the University Parks this Tuesday.’
    • ‘After a convincing start to the season last week, Leigh RU came down to earth with a bump, beaten 15-7 by newly promoted Bowdon.’
    • ‘Birmingham came down to earth with a bump after their derby victory over Aston Villa on Monday, losing 1-0 at Middlesbrough to a stunning Franck Queudrue free-kick.’
    • ‘Well the party had to stop some time, and England's high-flying cricketers have already been brought back to earth with a bump after their abject batting against the Patron's XI last week.’