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blow sky-high

Destroy by explosion, explode, as in Once the charge is set, get away fast or you'll be blown sky-high. [ Early 1800s ]
Also see: under blow up
Refute completely, as in The lab report has blown your theory sky-high. [ Mid-1800s ]
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