blow out of the water


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blow out of the water surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
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Blow out of the water - If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.


In literature:

The wind was already blowing freely, and out on the bosom of the lake the water was roughing up in tiny ripples.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
If you don't look sharp I'll blow you out of the water.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Any blow of the pickaxe may break into a vein of water which will burst out and flood the mine.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Prudence would have directed surrender, for the Maria had not a gun on board and the Spaniard might blow her out of the water.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
We could blow her out of the water with a single broadside.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
He stayed long enough literally to blow the frigate out of the water or on to a shoal, where she was wrecked.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
I believe you'd all like to see him blow me out of the water, but he can't do it.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
You may meet with a gale that will blow you out of the water.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
As he turned to get out of the way the wind caught the sheet written in red from his hand, blowing it out across the water.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
So you hold the top of your mask and blow it full of air, which forces the water out the bottom.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine

In poetry:

And then a drift of wind perhaps will come,
And blow the insects hovering all about
Into the water. Some of them get out;
Others swim with sharp twitches; and you doubt
Whether of life or death for other some.
"Fancies At Leisure - I" by William Michael Rossetti

In news:

In a head to head battle, the Bluefin Tuna blows Phelps out of the water.
It was a weekend, in fact, that probably blows pretty much everyone else's out of the water.
Back in my younger days whenever I got dressed for a summer day in the woods or on the water, I would don an old T-shirt and pair of jeans and slip on my worn-out tennis shoes with the toes ready to blow out of the sides.
The 50-year-old man, who was not identified, was trying to blow water out of his oil burner tubes at 8:55 am when the process caused a flare-up, resulting in superficial burns to his face, police said.
One is that Syrian security forces are more likely to blow this flotilla out of the water.
The Bo Wallace Hugh Freeze knows now blows 2010 Bo Wallace out of the water.
The game, which pits Tanner against Tanner, blows the recent 8-bit rendering of 'Saved by the Bell' out of the water.
Wind blows water out of the sound at Duck Credit: Sun Realty Outer Banks.
Reckoning is a vast, immersive fantasy epic that has a lot to teach the self-proclaimed visionaries of the industry, having seemingly come out of nowhere to blow many of their best creations out of the water.
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers " takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water.
Auto-tuned Stephen Hawkins Blows Einstein out of the water.
Sorry to blow your "Yuletide Indicator" out of the water (Topics of The Times, Dec 25).