blow up someone's phone

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blow up someone's phone (third-person singular simple present blows up someone's phone, present participle blowing up someone's phone, simple past blew up someone's phone, past participle blown up someone's phone)

  1. (idiomatic) To call or text someone constantly.
    • 2009, RM Johnson, Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can't Commit, →ISBN:
      Don't let them sabotage a possible good thing by blowing up your phone while you're in the middle of a hot date with nonsense like, “Jason keeps asking for a Popsicle before bed. Do you think it's okay that I give him one?”
    • 2011, Jaime Reed, Living Violet, →ISBN, page 67:
      Dad sure knew how to kill a mood. He had blown up my phone all day, ensuring that I didn't back out of our agreement.
    • 2012, Chris Hicks, Ebony Chronicles of Elevation, Volume 1, →ISBN, page 181:
      Not knowing the whereabouts of his daughter, Tavon blew up her phone without once getting a response.
    • 2013, Michelle McKinney Hammond, The Real Deal on Love and Men: Getting Smart About Dating, Romance, and Living Happily Ever After, →ISBN:
      He has never officially said that we are in a relationship, but he blows up my phone night and day, always wanting to know where I am.
    • 2014 September 11, Alexis Petridis, quoting Kelly Brook, “A freedom fighter for our time: Kelly Brook will not be silenced over Danny Cipriani”, in The Guardian[1]:
      “Danny Cipriani is blowing up my phone saying: ‘I’m going to sue you’,” she said, shortly before announcing her willingness to go to prison over the issue.