blow it

1

Spoil, botch, or bungle something, as in That was a great opportunity, but now I've blown it. [Slang; c. 1940]

2

blow one's lines. Make a mistake in speaking one's part in a theatrical production, as in Ben blew his lines, but Dean came to the rescue. [Mid-1900s]


Nearby words

  1. blow down,
  2. blow fly,
  3. blow hot and cold,
  4. blow in,
  5. blow into,
  6. blow job,
  7. blow mold,
  8. blow molding,
  9. blow moulding,
  10. blow off

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