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Blow a Fuse

The following Sesame Street video shows the literal meaning of to blow a fuse:

However, what does to blow a fuse mean in the idiomatic or figurative sense? Here’s a clue: it means the same thing as to flip one’s lid, to hit the ceiling and to fly off the handle. Now, do you know what this English idiom means?

A synonym for
to lose one’s temper, the expression to blow a fuse means to become very angry. For example:

When Lucinda found out how much her husband had spent on his Portuguese stamp collection, she
blew a fuse.

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