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blow someone out of the water

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blow someone out of the water

verb phrase

  1. To defeat utterly; SHOOT someone DOWN IN FLAMES: Are you afraid of being blown out of the water?/ Bradlee ''blew him (Tavoulareas) out of the water'' (1960s+)
  2. To astonish utterly; KNOCK one's SOCKS OFF: These kids just blow you out of the water with the work they've done (1990s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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