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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.

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.
Minutes before the Barrington opener was to begin, however, lightning hit and the power went kablooey.
Big pictures get noticed - kablooey, they're out there,'' says one academy member and Oscar strategist.
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.
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.
It's the place where Green and his college buddies from the North Carolina School of the Arts would go every time a relationship went kablooey.