boil-over

[boil-oh-ver]
noun Australian and New Zealand Slang.
an unexpected result.

Origin:
noun use of verb phrase boil over

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boilover

[boil-oh-ver]
noun
the act or fact of boiling over: an automatic burner control that eliminates boilovers.

Origin:
noun use of verb phrase boil over

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boilover (ˈbɔɪlˌəʊvə)
 
n
1.  a surprising result in a sporting event, esp in a horse race
2.  a sudden conflict

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Avoid spraying water directly into storage containers due to danger of boilover.
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