Posted by ESC on February 15, 2008 at 17:22:
In Reply to: Sorry I blew up posted by Jerry Johnson on February 15, 2008 at 09:24:
: Looking for the origins of the phrase "sorry I blew up" (sarcastic).
One source says the origin of "blow your top" is probably an allusion to "an oil well that blows as a gusher." "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition). Page 163.