to blow someone/something away



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - blow away

"to blow someone/something away"

to overwhelm a person;

to excite a person very much

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - blow away

"to blow someone/something away"

to kill someone especially by gunshot or explosion

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - blow away

"to blow someone/something away"

overcome easily;

defeat decisively

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - blow away

"to blow someone/something away"

to be carried away by the wind

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - blow away

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How much did you say the sale was for?

Colleague 2:  Two hundred and twenty million dollars.

Colleague 1:  That blows me away. It is amazing. Incredible. Imagine your commission on that.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - blow away

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You look a little upset.

Friend 2:  I just witnessed a shooting.

Friend 1:  What happened?

Friend 2:  I was driving home from work and had to stop for some sort of altercation that was going on. I saw a man jump out of his car and start running away. A police officer pulled out his gun and blew the man away.

Friend 1:  Just shot him?

Friend 2:  Yes. It must have been something serious.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - blow away

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was the game?

Friend 2:  Awesome. I played for most of it and we blew the competition away.

Friend 1:  What was the score?

Friend 2:  Ten to one.

Friend 1:  A resounding win. Good for you.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - blow away

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you ever been caught in a tornado before?

Friend 2:  No never. It was terrible.

Friend 1:  How well did your house do?

Friend 2:  It is gone. The tornado blew my house away.

Friend 1:  Sorry to hear that.





to blow someone/something away - Usage:

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to blow someone/something away - Gerund Form:

Blowing the client away with her amazing presentation, she made the sale.

Blowing bad guys away is popular in video games.

Blowing the competition away, they won twenty points to two.

Blowing the leaves away, the storm raged on.



to blow someone/something away - Examples:

1)  ... of filming some of the most amazing places in British Columbia... and this truly blew me away.

2)  ... or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible $3,333 to spend on Apple goodies!

3)  'Judge, I'm going to kill you' -- I could just blow you away.

4)  This epic father-daughter dance will blow you away. Watch this daddy-daughter duo surprise their 400 wedding guests with an epic ...

5)  ... tomorrow's storm won't blow you away # You've heard the news -- 200mm of rain, over 100km/h ...

6)  Seeing the passion of the dancers will blow you away and have you yearning to learn the tango for yourself.

7)  ... and it totally blew me away. I was hooked on folk music and songs forever after that.

8)  ... inspiring and I can't wait to do more. The size of the event blew me away; I have never competed in an athletic event with such a huge ...

9)  They beat us on speed of ball and blew us away with possession.

10)  The staff were attentive to our needs and the hotel blew us away with its glamour and comfort.

11)  The Chiefs just blew us away in that first half, and the tempo that they played at just ...

12)  Andy rolled out the design concept and it blew us away in terms of its functionality and use of space.

13)  It blew us away. it was very emotional.

14)  It just continually blows me away - the support we have received from all around this country.

15)  The strength of some women just absolutely blows me away, and my mother would be foremost among them.

16)  ... and a police officer blew him away as he ran through a park.

17)  ... and heard us tossing around sales figures of $100,000 and more -- it just blew him away.

18)  On European nights they can put in a big performance and blow teams away

19)  ... they can blow teams away in ten minutes and finish off the game.

20)  This movie looks amazing! I think they are going to blow people away with it!