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Sorry I blew up

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.