blow it


1. to fail at something, mess up or make a mistake






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he/she blew the presentation/exam/interview

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To 'blow it' is to make a mistake by failing to take advantage of an opportunity: "I really blew it when I didn't accept that place in University." This is an informal, American expression, colloquial in nature and used more in social contexts.

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  1. After missing out on qualifying for the final, the sprinter felt that he had blown it.
  2. I didn't get any sleep the night before my interview, so I'm pretty sure I blew it!

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  1. "Okay, it's your turn. Don't blow it," said the Manager to her employee before his important presentation.
  2. I only have a few minutes to talk to the CEO so I don't want to blow it.

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