Definition Of landslide


an overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election.

winning the election by a landslide

the sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.

Kelvin slid down the muddy slope, a landslide of earth, rock and ferns pushing him to the foot of the rise.

Example Of landslide

  • a landslide victory

  • A dead George Washington would win by a landslide against any opposing candidate.

  • After that, she stood for the school board elections, and won by a landslide .

  • As a direct result, the Labor government was defeated by a landslide in the 1996 elections.

  • businessmen have been buried under a landslide of paperwork

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