blow\ a\ gasket

blow\ a\ gasket
• blow a fuse
• blow a gasket
• blow one's stack
v. phr. slang
To become extremely angry; express rage in hot words.

When Mr. McCarthy's son got married against his wishes, he blew a fuse.

When the umpire called Joe out at first, Joe blew his top and was sent to the showers.

Syn.: blow up(1b), flip one's lid, lose one's temper
Compare: blow off steam(2)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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