blow (1)

This page is about the slang term blow (1)


to waste something, such as money or an opportunity

For example

  • Adam got a lot of money after becoming a champion boxer, but he blew it all on fast cars, girls and bad business deals.

  • Jerome blew his chance to become a professional baseball player by taking illegal drugs and then failing a drugs test. He could have been a rich, successful athlete, but he blew it.

Quick Quiz

Bruce blew his chance to go to university. On the night before his final entrance exam, he

a. studied hard with some classmates

b. reviewed his notes before getting a good sleep

c. went out to a pub with his friends and got drunk

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Contributor: Matt Errey