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Take by storm


Overwhelm. Attempt control by sheer force. The term is typically used for a large force of people, like an army or soccer team moving quickly to defeat an opponent. The Romans could take Gaul by storm in ancient history; a new musical genius could take the music industry by storm. (Compare to Gang busters or Mowed over.)

“The new manager has taken over the office by storm and is trying to change everything.”

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