blow a gasket

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blow a gasket (third-person singular simple present blows a gasket, present participle blowing a gasket, simple past blew a gasket, past participle blown a gasket)

  1. (informal) To become very angry or upset.
    Jack blew a gasket when he saw his son's poor report card.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see blow,‎ gasket. To cause the seal made by a gasket to fail.

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