blow out of the water


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blow someone or something out of the water

Fig. to destroy utterly someone or something, such as a plan. (Alludes to a torpedo or other weapon striking a ship and causing a great explosion that makes pieces of the ship fly out of the water.) I will blow him out of the water if he shows up around here. The boss blew the whole idea out of the water.
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blow you out of the water

1. to completely surprise you Her singing blew me out of the water - I haven't heard anyone sing like that since Sarah Vaughn.
2. to defeat or completely confuse you We were blown out of the water by that team - they didn't make one mistake the whole game! Those directions blew us out of the water. We couldn't follow them at all.
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blow something out of the water

to destroy something The virus blew my computer's hard drive completely out of the water. My lawyer blew their case right out of the water with his witnesses.
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blow something/somebody out of the water

to destroy or defeat something or someone completely They came to court with fresh evidence that would, they said, blow the prosecution's case completely out of the water.
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