blow over


verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to cease or be finished: the storm blew over

  2. to be forgotten: the scandal will blow over

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How to use blow over in a sentence

  • Yet where winds blow over verdureless surfaces the effect of the sand which they sweep before them is often considerable.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • He therefore ran down the bank of the river, waiting until the squall should blow over, and enable him to discover the boat.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The top thus appears to outgrow the root, and such trees are apt to blow over during wind storms.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees | F. A. Waugh
  • They are apt to blow over or break off after a few years, unless carefully staked up.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees | F. A. Waugh
  • But it is the worse for poor Hunt, unless the present storm should blow over.

Other Idioms and Phrases with blow over

blow over

Pass away, subside. For example, The storm will blow over by afternoon, or After a couple of years the scandal will blow over. This term, with its analogy to storm clouds that pass over an area without descending, dates from about 1600.

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