The theme for this week is anger. I’m feeling grumpy, and this seemed a good way to blow off some steam (bonus expression!). Today’s expression is blow a gasket.
Explanation: To blow a gasket means to explode with anger.
Example: After the telephone company forget to credit her account for the second time, Margaret blew a gasket.
Origin: I can’t find any information on the direct origin of this, but I’m assuming it’s fairly modern, since gaskets only been around for the past 100 years or so. A gasket is seal used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid. So – if a gasket blows on your car, something will start leaking out.
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