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blowout

1. An intense argument or disagreement. Our neighbors had a real blowout last night—we could hear them screaming at each other through the walls.
2. A big, elaborate party or event. Come on, we need to have one last blowout before we graduate from college!
3. A retail sale characterized by very steep discounts. We're having the biggest blowout of the year. Get up to 75% off on all our stock! Our summer blowout is now on, but hurry—these deals won't last long!
4. A method of styling one's hair with a blow dryer and a round brush. To ensure that my hair would look good for the wedding, I stopped at the salon for a blowout.
5. An instance of a tire suddenly bursting while the vehicle is being driven. I almost lost control of the car when I got a blowout on the highway.
6. The unchecked, often accidental, release of a substance, such as oil or gas. What effects did the oil blowout have on marine life?
7. A victory achieved very easily and by a wide margin. The final score was 17–1? Wow, that's really a blowout!
8. slang An instance of excessive fecal matter not being contained by a diaper. I'm sorry I'm late, the baby had a blowout, so I had to give her a bath before dropping her at the sitter's.

blowout sale

A retail sale characterized by very steep discounts typically offered for a limited time. We're having the biggest blowout sale of the year. Get up to 75% off on all our stock! Our summer blowout sale is now on, but hurry—these deals won't last for long!
See also: blowout, sale

have a blowout

1. To experience the sudden breaking or bursting of something, usually one of the tires on a vehicle. I almost lost control of the car when I had a blowout on the highway.
2. To throw a big, elaborate party. Come on, we need to have one last blowout before we graduate from college!
3. slang To have excessive fecal matter that is not contained by a diaper. I'm sorry I'm late, the baby had a blowout, so I had to give her a bath before dropping her at the sitter's.
See also: blowout, have
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a blowout

 
1. [for one's car tire] to burst. I had a blowout on the way here. I nearly lost control of the car. If you have a blowout in one tire, you should check the other tires.
2. Sl. to have a big, wild party; to enjoy oneself at a big party. Mary and Bill had quite a blowout at their house Friday night. Fred and Tom had quite a blowout last night.
See also: blowout, have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a blowout

in. to have a big, wild party; to enjoy oneself at a big party. Fred and Tom had quite a blowout last night.
See also: blowout, have
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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