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blow something up

Slang definitions & phrases for blow something up

blow something up

verb phrase

To assign too much importance to; exaggerate; MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF something, pump up: He'll blow it up into a world-class scandal (1970s+)

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