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go kablooey

1. To explode or blow up. (The word "kablooey" is supposed to imitate the sound of an explosion.) I hope the electrician hooked all of these wires up correctly—I don't want anything going kablooey in my basement!
2. To go completely awry; to totally fail. Plans for the gala went kablooey after our chief donor backed out and took his millions with him.
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go kablooey

To explode.
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Since just about everything is destructible, it's fun to just run around making things go kablooey. The firefights get quite exciting and there's a good variety of missions.
The insurance industry will go kablooey. Ice shelves will melt, raising sea levels worldwide, creating tens of millions of displaced people.
Minutes before the Barrington opener was to begin, however, lightning hit and the power went kablooey. The production rallied with minimal emergency lights washing over aud and performers alike, giving the show an even more intimate and improvisatory feel.
Faster than you can say "katoey, kablooey," the Iron Ladies volley their gay way to 1996's national championships!
If everything goes kablooey, you want a cut of the action, and if nothing happens, you still want to make a profit.
Then after the war, everything hit at once and - kablooey! "It is as if Emile Durkheim's prediction that in a modern society, the only value uniting people would be the value of individualism itself, had come true: people reserve their greatest moral indignation for moralism on the part of other people," Fukuyama notes.
Hillyard's Y2K PC BIOS page ("Will your PC go kablooey?" http://www.tyler.net/tyr7020/y2kinput.htm) identifies "...
KABLOOEY! A class rule was that you could be as crazy or angry or antisocial as you wanted in here--but only on paper.
Flint's great invention, which turned water into food, went kablooey and he had to destroy it.
Yet, apparently, cataclysmic climatology isn't enough, inspiring the producers to throw in an extra degree of difficulty, as the power grid goes kablooey right before the super-storm hits.