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blow (one's) cork

To react furiously and/or violently, to the point of losing control of one's behavior. Mom totally blew her cork when I told her I had failed math. Don't blow your cork, it's just a tiny scratch on the car.
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blow one’s cork

verb
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But they quickly dismissed any such thoughts as they blew Cork away in the second half of that quarter-final.
TIPPERARY fans celebrate yesterday after their hurlers blew Cork out of the water.
THREE goals at crucial stages saw Tyrone finally notch their first win of this year's league as they blew Cork's 100 per cent record away at Healy Park.
But to still have Henry Shefflin to come back into the team that blew Cork away in the League final is huge.
GALWAY blew Cork away at Semple Stadium to claim their ninth Division One title - and, more importantly, to set down a serious marker for the Championship.