blow a fuse (or gasket)


blow a fuse (or gasket)
blow a fuse (or gasket)
informal
lose one's temper.
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  • blow a fuse — ► blow a fuse (or gasket) informal lose one s temper. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary

  • blow a fuse — or[blow a gasket] or[blow one s top] or[blow one s stack] {v. phr.}, {slang} To become extremely angry; express rage in hot words. * /When Mr. McCarthy s son got married against his wishes, he blew a fuse./ * /When the umpire called Joe out at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow a fuse — or[blow a gasket] or[blow one s top] or[blow one s stack] {v. phr.}, {slang} To become extremely angry; express rage in hot words. * /When Mr. McCarthy s son got married against his wishes, he blew a fuse./ * /When the umpire called Joe out at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow a fuse — blow a fuse/gasket informal to become very angry and shout or behave in a violent way. Jim ll blow a fuse if he finds you here. When her husband realised how much she d spent he blew a gasket …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow\ a\ fuse — • blow a fuse • blow a gasket • blow one s stack v. phr. slang To become extremely angry; express rage in hot words. When Mr. McCarthy s son got married against his wishes, he blew a fuse. When the umpire called Joe out at first, Joe blew his top …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow a fuse — AND blow one’s fuse; blow a gasket; blow one’s cork; blow one’s lid; blow one’s top; blow one’s stack v. to explode with anger; to lose one’s temper. □ Come on, don’t blow a fuse. □ Go ahead, blow a gasket! What good will that do? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blow a fuse — verb a) To cause fuse (or circuit breaker) to sacrifice itself by overloading the circuit it protects. When he learned that his daughter had eloped, he blew a fuse. b) To lose ones temper; to become enraged. Syn: blow a gasket …   Wiktionary

  • blow a fuse / gasket — Vrb phrs. To be very angry …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • blow — Ⅰ. blow [1] ► VERB (past blew; past part. blown) 1) (of wind) move creating an air current. 2) propel or be propelled by the wind. 3) expel air through pursed lips. 4) force air through the mouth into (an instrument) to make a sound …   English terms dictionary

  • blow a gasket — ► blow a fuse (or gasket) informal lose one s temper. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary


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