Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 7: 8/17
んばかりに んばかりに as if, as if it were about to, about to ばっかり, ばっか, ばかし, and ばっかし are all fairly common casual variations of ばかり
Structure
Verb[ない+ + ばかり +
Verb[ない+ + ばかり + + Noun
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  • Aんばかり is a written expression used to metaphorically express that something is of great degree, meaning “as if A were” or more literally “as if A were about to happen”.
    Often used with 言う、溢れる、気も狂う、飛び出す、すりつける and 割れる。
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小説(しょうせつ):「割(わ)れんばかりの拍手(はくしゅ)に部屋(へや)は満(み)たされた。」
Novel : 'As if it were about to shatter, the room filled with thunderous applause.'
割れんばかり is very often modifying nouns like 拍手 or 歓声
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