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blow open

To suddenly and decisively take control of a competition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "blow" and "open." The game was close through the first two periods, but then the other team blew it open by scoring two quick goals. We can blow open this game if we score first.
See also: blow, open
References in classic literature ?
At the moment he passed through the gateway into the street, the wind blew open the cloak in which he was wrapped, although it was in the month of August, and lifted his hat, which the traveler seized with his hand the moment it had left his head, pulling it eagerly over his eyes.
Bumble's coat as they blew open, and disclosed to great advantage his flapped waistcoat and drab plush knee-breeches.
The dream by itself would have been a trifle, but while she was dreaming the window of the nursery blew open, and a boy did drop on the floor.
Could it be the tempest which, as she passed the landing of the first floor, blew open the drawing-room door?
A gust blew open the reality TV star's Pretty Little Thing wrap dress, flashing her underwear.
Katie Lou Samuelson added 29 points for the Huskies (22-2), who blew open a close game with a huge third quarter in which they outscored the Gamecocks 29-12.
The big Cougars up front gave QB Luke Falk time to pass for 371 yards and blew open holes for a new-found WSU run game that ground up 280 yards rushing and scored six touchdowns.
vvThe early fall of 6-5 favourite Ballyrath blew open the 3m61/2f chase at Huntingdon.
GALE-FORCE winds blew open the doors of a lock-up on a Kirkby industrial estate, revealing the massive, 2,000-plant cannabis factory inside.
PAUL QUINN'S late winner against Celtic gave Aberdeen their sixth win in a row and blew open the Ladbrokes Premiership title race.
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho was unrepentant about his tactics at Liverpool as his team secured a 2-0 win over the Premier League leaders that blew open the title race.
SINCE EDWARD SNOWDEN blew open secrets behind the National Security Agency's (NSA) expansive spy tactics in May 2013.
The explosion was so great it blew open the doors of houses in the area.
TheA blast that occurredA Sunday night at theA Chinese restaurant downtown in Bulgarian capitalA Sofia, startled local residents breaking most of the windows of a neighboring apartment.The witness, a woman, living next to the scene of the accident, was watching television with her husband when the explosion went off.A She described the blast as "a blazing fireball", which entered into the room, breaking all the windows.aAll the windows blew open, the window-glasses got smashed and in a split second the whole floor was covered with small particles of glass.