blow one's mind


blow one's mind
vb
to be transported beyond a normal state of mental equilibrium, experience sud-den euphoria or disorientation. A key term from the lexicon of drug users of the 1960s, this phrase was rapidly gen-eralised to cover less momentous instances of surprise, awe, admiration, etc. Now dated, the expression is still in many people's passive vocabulary, allowing it to be used, e.g., in advertis-ing copy as late as 1989.
► 'Happiness is hard to find - we just want peace to blow our minds.' (Lyrics to Revolution by Tomorrow, 1967)
► 'She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.' (Honky Tonk Woman, Rolling Stones, 1971)
► 'The way she came on to me - it com-pletely blew my mind.' (Recorded, student, London, 1976)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • blow one's mind, — idi sts blow one s mind to overwhelm one, as with excitement, pleasure, or dismay …   From formal English to slang

  • blow one's mind — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal}; {originally from the drug culture} 1. To become wildly enthusiastic over something as if understanding it for the first time in an entirely new light. * /Read Lyall Watson s book Supernature , it will simply blow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow one's mind — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal}; {originally from the drug culture} 1. To become wildly enthusiastic over something as if understanding it for the first time in an entirely new light. * /Read Lyall Watson s book Supernature , it will simply blow… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow\ one's\ mind — v. phr. slang informal; originally from the drug culture 1. To become wildly enthusiastic over something as if understanding it for the first time in an entirely new light. Read Lyall Watson s book Supernature , it will simply blow your mind! 2.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow one's mind — Vrb phrs. To cause to be utterly confused or amazed, originally when on hallucinogens. E.g. That trip was too much, it just blew my mind. 1960s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • blow one's mind — phrasal to overwhelm one with wonder or bafflement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Blow one's mind — 1. (of a drug) to produce an altered state of consciousness; 2. totally amaze …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • blow one's mind — Australian Slang 1. (of a drug) to produce an altered state of consciousness; 2. totally amaze …   English dialects glossary

  • blow one's mind — use illegal drugs; cause hallucinations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blow one's mind —  Achieve or experience ecstasy or oblivion (usu. by music, drugs, etc.). [Pop.] …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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