“Meteoric rise” sucks

Meteors are also known as “shooting stars” or “falling stars.” They fall, i.e. descend, i.e. go down, i.e. plummet. Rising is the process of ascending, i.e. going up, i.e. skyrocketing (as opposed to groundrocketing).

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Meteors falling over a fall

SO WHEN YOU SAY “METEORIC RISE” YOU ARE SAYING SOMETHING BLATANTLY, OBNOXIOUSLY CONTRADICTORY. “AU CONTRAIRE, JAMIE!” YOU MAY SAY, “‘METEORIC’ CAN ALSO MEAN ‘RAPID’ IT DOES NOT LITERALLY REFER TO METEORS,” BUT TO THAT I RESPOND “BULLPOOPY I DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU TO FIND ‘METEORIC’ USED TO DESCRIBE ANYTHING OTHER THAN A ‘RISE’ GO ON I WILL WAIT.” THE WORDS ARE DE FACTO CONJOINED TWINS AT THIS POINT DESPITE THE FACT THAT A RISING METEOR WOULD BE ABJECT LUNACY AND AGAINST THE LAWS OF PHYSICS UNLESS IT WAS FILLED WITH HELIUM OR SOMETHING.

“Meteoric rise” sucks. It is killing America.

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