blow off v.2
1. (also blow it off) to release pent-up emotion.
|Knocking the Neighbors 227: Father got so steamy that he had to blow off.|
|Diaries 3 June 214: We had the cocktail party with the Captain. Handshakes & bonhomie. Me blowing off v. liberally.|
|CUSS 83: Blow it off Go wild.et al.|
|Among Thieves 173: Everybody started chickenshitting around then, razzing and blowing off.|
2. to get angry (with).
|Chimmie Fadden Explains 84: His Whiskers had blowed off de mug at his house here, and his club [...] but in England de mug never blowed off his Whiskers, but only just called on him and Miss Fannie onct.|
|Burnley News 28 May 12/3: The welfare department provides a useful safety valve for the ‘blowing off’ of complaints and grievances.|
|(con. WWI) Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: blow off [...] To voice ones [sic] anger.|
|Other Half 50: What are you blowing off about?|
|Amer. Dream Girl (1950) 197: Never mind blowin’ off. You know goddam well he’s got your number.‘Milly and the Porker’ in|
|Vice Trap 13: If I blew him off he would send the work to the Shell across the road.|
|Stalker (2001) 311: Did you blow off anyone in the last few weeks.|
3. (US gay, also blow off steam) to achieve orgasm.
|Queens’ Vernacular 34: blow off [...] blow off steam (les sl) experience orgasm.|
to talk loudly or aggressively, to boast.
|Bound for Glory (1969) 20: Quiet down! You damn bunch of liars, you! Blowin’ off at yer head what all you can do! I hear this talk all up an down these railroads! [...] You go around blabbin’ off at your mouth.|
|Army of the Potomac 150: [A] hard-fighting, distinguished soldier who just has to blow off at the mouth every now and then.|
|Green Pond 303: Now, if you want to blow off at the mouth, get up there in the pulpit and flail the devil out of them.|
|ann: Blow off at the mouth! Blow off! Blow off! Pardon me, but kiss my brown eye! john: Looks too much like your face.River Niger 30:|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 53: To blow off [one’s] mouth is to talk too much.|
|inReflections on Anger 66: I would blow off at the mouth, throw punches, grab, and apologize later.|