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What does "blowing up" mean?

Vocabulary Word: blowing up

1. Definition (expr.) getting very popular; becoming popular very quickly; getting lots of phone calls

Examples My phone seriously has not stopped ringing all night. I’m really blowing up!

Examples Norah Jones is blowing up right now. Her music is so good and so many people like her.

Examples It’s kind of sad. He gets two text messages in an hour, and he’s like, ‘I’m blowing up!’

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2. Definition (expr.) increasing quickly

Examples The city has been blowing up for a few years now. It’s population is twice what it was a few years ago.

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