to blow your top

Idiom Definition

"to blow your top"

to become so angry that you lose control and make a radical display of your anger

Idiom Definition - to blow your top


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to blow your top

Two friends are chatting ...

Friend 1:  I saw this guy in traffic this morning.

Friend 2:  Oh yeah.  What was he doing?

Friend 1:  He was so impatient.  He was driving erratically and far too fast when someone almost hit his car.  I thought he was going to blow his top.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to blow your top

Two coworkers are talking ...

Worker 1:  You know, I just showed that preliminary report to the boss.  I'd worked on it for a month.  I thought I put my best work into it.

Worker 2:  What happened? What did the boss say?

Worker 1:  He freaked out!  He blew his top!

Worker 2:  He didn't like it?

Worker 1:  You could say that.

to blow your top - Usage:


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to blow your top - Gerund Form:

Blowing your top may indicate that you have psychological issues to deal with.

to blow your top - Examples:

1)  I blow my top when I become very angry.

2)  You blow your top when people do stupid things.

3)  He blows his top regularly.

4)  She blows her top when she misses the best shoe sales.

5)  We blow our tops when we lose games.

6)  You (all) blow your tops when you (all) lose control of your emotions.

7)  They blow their tops when they are very upset.

8)  Don't blow your top -- keep calm,.

9)  There was no need to bottle it all up and blow your top without warning.

10)  You can control your response to the traffic. Are you going to blow your top or are you going to enjoy the traffic? 

11)  You are not a dynamic person simply because you blow your top.

12) It's given me a chance to get angry and blow my top and ruin my weekend. 

13)  There are times I just want to blow my top.

14)  I'm hoping Nick S-B will one day be goaded into really blowing his top and spilling everything!

15)  I wish someone could find a Youtube of Cramer blowing his top in late 2008.

16) This guy risks the election by blowing his top for absolutely no reason whatsoever. 

17)  Of course, the normally cool airbender nearly blows his top.

18)  I'm guessing you are of the tingly legged Matthews variety liberal who blows his top and stomps his feet when you don't get your way.

19)  I probably would have blown my top and screamed. 

20)  I would have completely blown my top when that 80-yarder to Amendola was negated by the illegal formation.