Posted by Miri Barak on March 23, 2004
In Reply to: Blow the pop stand posted by ESC on March 23, 2004
: : : The context: a guy tries to rob a convenince store with a hammer, but of course he fails.
: : : "Of course, a hammer doesn't exactly have a smart lock. Anyone can use it, just like the clerk who picks it up and whales it at his assailant.
: : :
: : : Even though the clerk misses, our guy takes the hint and *blows that pop stand without a dime, and without his Sand's hammer*. But careful, he may be back with needle nose pliers.
: : : What I understood concerning the passage within stars that he hits the soft drinks stand and leaves without his hammer (I decided to drop the Sand thing, I think it is an allusion to a major crime committed with a hammer.
: : : please correct me if I'm wrong which is quite possible.
: : : Thank a lot.
: : Check this out, it's in archives 4, may help you:
: : Pop stand - Kim 03/28/00
: "Blow this pop stand" just means "leave this place." It doesn't really have to do with soda.
Thanks a lot, now it makes sense.
And I've lean't a new figure of speech.