And there are signs that the momentum is snowballing behind him.
The idea is to prevent the snowballing of a catastrophe into an ever bigger one.
It was snowy weather, and she caught sight of the two boys in the yard below, snowballing each other.
That was snowballing a cripple, and he was really most woebegone about it.
The situation is like that of a middle-aged gentleman beset by a small boy on a morning just right for snowballing.
Others were washing one another's faces and some were snowballing.
Theres skating and ice sailing and coasting and snowballing and lots of things.
Wrestling, boxing, snowballing are variations on attack and defense.
Others as quickly followed—it was not snowing, it was snowballing.
Ruth and Helen were already outside, snowballing with the boys.
"to make snowballs," 1680s, from snowball (n.); sense of "to throw snowballs at" (someone) is from 1850. Meaning "to increase rapidly" is attested from 1929, though the image of a snowball increasing in size as it rolls along had been used since at least 1613, and a noun sense of "a pyramid scheme" is attested from 1892. Related: Snowballed; snowballing.
Supercilious and disdainful: I won't give that snotty bastard the time of day
[1926+; fr snot and influenced by snooty]