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blow (something) sky-high

1. Literally, to destroy something through an explosion. The tanks blew the enemy fortress sky-high.
2. To undermine or negate something completely. I thought I had finally discovered the problem with our experiment, but, when we tested it, the results blew my theory sky-high. Bob was considered for the promotion, but he blew that idea sky-high when he came in late to work each day this week.
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blow sky-high

1. Destroy by explosion, explode, as in Once the charge is set, get away fast or you'll be blown sky-high. [Early 1800s] Also see under blow up.
2. Refute completely, as in The lab report has blown your theory sky-high. [Mid-1800s]
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blow something sky-high

If someone or something blows someone's plan or intention sky-high, they cause it to fail completely. If Diana breathes a word of this to Mills, it could blow the whole scheme sky-high.
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blow something sky-high

destroy something completely in an explosion. informal
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blow somebody/something ˌsky-ˈhigh

(informal) destroy somebody/something completely in an explosion: The explosives factory was blown sky-high when one of the workers lit a match.
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Winding gear at the pithead, along with several wooden huts, were blown sky-high as searing smoke and tongues of fire belched from the ground.
If the racket was not blown sky-high, most members of Congress could still swear that their share was fully spent for a public purpose.
When he comes calling on villains, from Blofeld and Dr No to Goldfinger, their spectacular hideaways usually end up severely trashed or, worse, blown sky-high.
Directed by Wes Craven (hang you head in shame Mr Nightmare On Elm Street), this 1982 flick saw a lab boffin blown sky-high by a love rival, only to come crashing back down in the Everglades to became a crime-fighting human/plant hybrid.
The aspect of the theory that applies particularly to financial markets is called the "efficient market theory," which should have blown sky-high by last autumn's financial breakdown.
She's been wrongly arrested for bigamy on her wedding day and nearly blown sky-high because of Maya, so who knows what could be around the corner for her and the twins?
In addition, billions of boulders and billions of tons of dust would be blown sky-high during the impact.
The minefield between the SRU and its major clubs, who still disagree over who should be responsible for the professional game, was blown sky-high by Telfer's controversial outburst yesterday.
Soon our two agents `are nearly blown sky-high as they get caught up in a gigantic conspiracy brewing between a cartel of businessmen led by ruthless Strughold (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and something from Outer Space.
As we reach "sex in the head," the dangerous impasse is blown sky-high by the vigorous entrance of Sultanic progeny.
When Pluto refuses to sell out, his club gets blown sky-high and he finds himself on the run from the mob.