blow (one's) top

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blow (one's) top

To become very angry, often quickly. Oh man, Dad is going to blow his top when he sees that I wrecked his car!
See also: blow, top
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blow one's top

1. Also, blow one's stack. Fly into a rage; lose one's composure. For example, If she calls about this one more time I'm going to blow my top, or Warren is generally very easy-going, but today he blew his stack. The top here has been likened to the top of an erupting volcano; the stack alludes to a smokestack. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
2. Go crazy, become insane, as in When she regains consciousness, she just may blow her top. [Slang; first half of 1900s] Also see flip one's lid.
See also: blow, top
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blow your top

INFORMAL
If you blow your top, you become very angry with someone and shout at them. I blew my top recently and broke my right hand hitting a dustbin. I never asked personal questions because she'd always blow her top. Compare with blow your stack.
See also: blow, top
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

blow your top

lose your temper.
Two, chiefly North American, variants are blow your lid and blow your stack .
See also: blow, top
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blow your ˈtop

(British English) (American English blow your ˈstack) (informal) suddenly become very angry: My mum blew her top when she found out that I’d damaged her car.
See also: blow, top
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blow one’s top

verb
See also: blow, top
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
"Over the hills and a great way off, The wind shall blow my top knot off!"
The 1981 hit contains several sexual references, including: "You got me just about to blow my top" and "If you rough it up / If you like it you can slide it up, slide it up".
1982 An early winner in the career of Clive Cox, whose 7lb claim is barely needed as he and Blow My Top, trained by P eter Cundell for his father Ken, romps home by six lengths in the seller at Brighton from Last Act.