blow a gasket

Idiom

Blow a Gasket

Definition

Blow a gasket is an expression used to describe someone who is getting very angry and frustrated.

Examples

My boss really blew a gasket when I arrived late to work.

I thought my mom was going to blow a gasket when she saw how much I spent on new clothes.

Origin

The first record of this expression is found in the early 1900s, but the exact origin is unknown.

FAQs

What does it mean to blow a gasket?

Blow a gasket is an expression used to describe someone who is getting very angry and frustrated.

Where does the expression come from?

The first record of this expression is found in the early 1900s, but the exact origin is unknown.