Definition of blow a fuse (or gasket) in English:

blow a fuse (or gasket)


  • Lose one's temper.

    ‘it was only a suggestion—there's no need to blow a fuse’
    • ‘If you want to see a customer really blow a gasket, try blowing a gasket job.’
    • ‘He blew a gasket and acted like a donkey - no offense to donkeys - for no apparent reason.’
    • ‘In relation to her salary, he blew a fuse, defended his staff member, and told me he would not allow my opinion to impugn her.’
    • ‘In a genuine, open attempt to discuss this with him, he blew a gasket.’
    • ‘We argued for ages, then suddenly, he blew a fuse.’
    become very angry, fly into a rage, explode, blow up, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, begin to rant and rave, flare up, boil over
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