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Blow Him Off

Posted by John Bailey on May 25, 2000

I am over forty and I remember when "blowing someone off" had an entirely different meaning than it does today. I have heard my kids use it to discribe "dumping a girlfriend or boyfriend", ignoring someone or getting rid of someone. When did the meaning of this phrase change? I was shocked when I heard my kids use it and they have no idea what the original meaning is. I'm pretty sure Clinton knew the original meaning when he blew off Monica (dumped her). :)

John Bailey