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To Blow a Fuse


Context #1 – Two people are discussing about a broken

Bodhi: Hey
bro, why didn’t you tell me that you borrowed my surf board?
Johnny: Dude,
because I knew you would blow a fuse.
Bodhi: Really?
I’ve never treated you bad man. 
Johnny:Yeah, but last time Tyler dropped your board you really blew a fuse.
Bodhi: That’s because
she had lost my board previously.  I
didn’t want her touching my property anymore.

Context #2 – Leroy is trying to explain to his younger brother
why he should remain calm in all situations

Leroy: Richie, it is
important that you don’t blow a fuse
so easily and contain yourself.
Richie: Those
guys threw me into the trash can after bullying me.  How can I not blow a fuse?
Leroy: You should spend
some time meditating to help you relax. 
That was an isolated incident.
Richie: Oh
really?  I just saw those same guys
bothering your girlfriend at her job.
Leroy: What did you
Richie:  Whoa,
whoa! Relax, don’t blow a fuse

Meaning: to blow a fuse means to get very angry
or to lose one’s temper to the point you lose control.  In the first situation, Johnny was worried
that Bodhi would be very upset if he told him he used his surfboard.  Johnny didn’t want Bodhy losing his temper
because he noticed a similar situation in the past where Bodhi did blow a fuse.  In the second situation, Leroy was trying to
convince his brother Richie not to become upset so easily.  However, upon hearing that Leroy’s girlfriend
was also bullied, Richie reminded Leroy of his own advice; not to blow a fuse.

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