blow a fuse

blow a fuse
get very angry and fly into a rage

The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question


Spam makes me go ballistic

Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup (for: ↑blow up)
Hypernyms: ↑rage
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s PP

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see fuse I
use too much power in an electrical circuit, causing a fuse to melt
informal lose one's temper

it was only a suggestion-there's no need to blow a fuse

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blow a fuse
informal : to become very angry or upset

The boss blew a fuse when the shipment didn't arrive on time.

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Main Entry:fuse

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blow a ˈfuse idiom
(informal) to get very angry
Main entry:blowidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.