“It's going to be an onslaught, a circle of messages,” Davis said.
The month of August has been dogged with an onslaught of news regarding the economy starting with the debt-ceiling fiasco.
The rebels are well entrenched and have had weeks to prepare for the onslaught.
1620s, anslaight, somehow from or on analogy of Dutch aanslag "attack," from Middle Dutch aenslach, from aen "on" (see on) + slach "blow," related to slaen "slay." Spelling influenced by obsolete (since c.1400) English slaught (n.) "slaughter," from Old English sleaht (see slaughter (n.)). No record of its use in 18c.; apparently revived by Scott.