what the (blue) blazes

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what the (blue) blazes

An exclamation used to emphasize surprise, shock, anger, disgust, etc. In this phrase, "the blazes" is used as an intensifier. The phrase can also be used with other question words (e.g. "who," "why," "how," etc.). What the blazes are you doing? You can't come in here! What the blue blazes? I just had this fixed, and now there's a dent in it! Just what the blazes is going on here?
See also: blaze, what
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LANFRANCO DETTORI MBE, probably the finest jockey to come out of Milan and the housewife's Derby choice since Lester was detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, what the blue blazes are you on?
Now what the blue blazes do we need all that extra packaging for?