blow one's mind

blow one's mind

1. Surprise, shock, or amaze one, as in This jazz group blows my mind, or Joe served a jail sentence? That blows my mind. This term is used rather loosely, as seen in the examples; the first signifies amazement and pleasure, the second shock and dismay. [Slang; 1960s]
2. Alter one's perceptions, especially through drug use, as in Taking LSD really blows one's mind. [Slang; 1960s]
3. Make insane, drive crazy, as in Was it his wife's death that blew his mind? or Losing her savings blew her mind. [1960s]
See also: blow, mind
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Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook said that they are going to come up with features that would blow one's mind and also products that one has not thought of yet, as they see around the next corner to articulate the way to take music to an even higher level than it currently is.