blow open

blow open

To suddenly and decisively take control of a competition. A noun can be used between "blow" and "open" or after "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.
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In Game One, Harrisburg plated two runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and six in the seventh to blow open a close game.
Inside, it was raining 3-pointers as defending FIBA 3x3 World Cup champion Serbia dropped four consecutive treys to blow open their quarterfinals match with Mongolia.
"If Lidl can blow open Staten Island, it can blow open all of New York, and Long Island, and New Jersey."
On the trail of a crucial witness who can blow open a murderous conspiracy, he's joined by his girlfriend, the equally driven former cop Tina Boyd.
Mason is joined by his equally driven girlfriend and hard-as-nails former cop Tina Boyd in the hunt for a crucial witness who can blow open a murderous conspiracy.
He added: "It looks like thieves have gone overkill on explosives whilst trying to blow open a standalone ATM.
The men, aged 29 and 24, were arrested on Thursday, June 1, after police raided a house in Rudding Street, Crosland Moor, using an explosive device to blow open the front door.
It's thought they pumped gas into the RBS branch and ignited it to blow open the cash machine.
A TOWN centre was sealed off after police thought a gang had attempted to blow open a cash machine using explosive gas.
BRENDAN Rodgers admitted Liverpool were undone by Jose Mourinho's stifling tactics as Chelsea claimed a stunning win at Anfield to blow open the title race.
All are alleged to have caused explosions to blow open cash machines.
Sjid Badat, who claimed to have supplied the bomb, told a New York court that he met the group of Malaysians, which included a pilot, in late 2001 and planned to blow open a plane's cockpit door to carry out a 9/11-style hijacking.
He said he had only one shoe packed with explosives after giving the other to Malaysian terrorists who wanted to blow open a cockpit door and carry out their own September 11-style hijacking.
The defending Pac-12 player of the year went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, helping the Beavers (3-0) blow open a 1-1 game in the third inning.
In the Saxony-Anhalt city of Bitterfeld, an attempt to blow open a levee to lower waters threatening the city along the Mulde river was unsuccessful.