Skip to main content

Difference between Blow one’s boiler and Burst the boiler

blow one’s boiler—(Austral. sl.) lose one’s temper; become very angry:

  • When I saw how much she had spent shopping online, I really blew my boiler.

burst the boiler—(U.S. sl.) overexert oneself:

  • A man who is too lavish with his energy may be cautioned not to “burst the boiler.”