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blow a gasket

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blow a gasket

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(Variations: fuse or gut may replace gasket) To lose one's temper, esp to the point of insanity; BLOW one's TOP: The higher-ups blew a gasket when they heard/ He wants more than she will give and he blows a gasket/ If Barbara sees a subpoena notice, she'll blow a gut (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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