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Difference between Blow someone away and Blow someone off

blow someone away —(sl.)

1. affect smb. with overwhelming enthusiasm:

  • The whole idea just blew her away.

2. (Underworld) kill a person:

  • The boss said we was to blow you away if you gives us any trouble.

blow someone off—(sl.)

1. neglect or ignore a person:

  • Don’t blow me off. Listen! I want it done now.

2. cheat or deceive a person:

  • They blew off a young couple and conned a hundred bucks out of them.

Note: Neither expression correlates in meaning with the phrase blow someone out of the water—(sl.)

1. utterly surprise a person:

  • To say the film exceeded my expectations is an understatement; it completely blew me out of the water.

2. defeat a competitor decisively:

  • They also believe that if they fall behind in the functionality race, the competition will blow them out of the water.