blow great guns

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blow great guns

Of the wind, to blow very strongly or violently. Boy, it is really blowing great guns today—I can barely keep my hat on my head!
See also: blow, great, gun

blow great guns

be very windy. informal
See also: blow, great, gun
References in classic literature ?
I had been in Yarmouth when the seamen said it blew great guns, but I had never known the like of this, or anything approaching to it.