blow sky-high

Idioms & Phrases

blow sky-high

  1. 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.

  2. Refute completely, as in The lab report has blown your theory sky-high. [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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