blow sky-high

1

Destroy by explosion, explode, as in Once the charge is set, get away fast or you'll be blown sky-high. [Early 1800s] Also see under blow up.

2

Refute completely, as in The lab report has blown your theory sky-high. [Mid-1800s]


Nearby words

  1. blow one's mind,
  2. blow one's own horn,
  3. blow one's top,
  4. blow out,
  5. blow over,
  6. blow someone to,
  7. blow the lid off,
  8. blow the whistle on,
  9. blow through,
  10. blow up

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