blow a fuse

idiom

informal
: to become very angry or upset
The boss blew a fuse when the shipment didn't arrive on time.

Examples of blow a fuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes coordinators blow a fuse trying to find a way to manufacture points, and that might explain the weird play calling early Thursday night. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 28 Oct. 2022 The low-pressure fuel pump can blow a fuse and fail. USA TODAY, 11 June 2021

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“Blow a fuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blow%20a%20fuse. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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