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Tonans

Delirium tonans. Loud talk, exaggeration, gasconade. Blackwood's Magazine (1869) introduced the expression in the following clause:

“Irishmen are the victims of that terrible malady that is characterised by a sort of subacute raving, and may, for want of a better name, be called `delirium tonans.' ”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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