Blow Off Steam

Also: Let off steam Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Off Steam’ To blow off steam means to do something that helps relieve stress, tension, anger, or strong emotions; to get out one’s pent up feelings by complaining or talking loudly, or by some energetic activity; to play or work off excess energy, especially children. 1Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Blow Smoke

Also: Blow smoke in someone’s face Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Smoke’ To blow smoke is to exaggerate or boast about oneself, usually with no means to back up what one is saying; to intentionally deceive or mislead; to speak in a way meant to conceal the truth and confuse others; to talk confidently about something even … Read more

Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass

Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow Smoke Up Someone’s Ass’ To blow smoke up someone’s ass means to insincerely compliment someone to get something from them or get them to do something; to manipulate someone with flattery; to exaggerate about something in order to make it seem better than it is. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

Blow a Hole in

Also: Make a Hole (in one’s budget or money) Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow a Hole in (something)’ 1. To blow a hole in something means to its effectiveness or show that it is incorrect, corrupt, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 2. … Read more

Blow Your Own Horn

Also: Blow your own trumpet Toot your own horn/trumpet Meaning of Idiom Blow You (or one’s) Own Horn’ To blow your own horn means to boast or brag about your achievements or talents. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage … Read more