blow a hole in something

blow a hole in something
blow/make a hole in (something) if something makes a hole in an amount of money, it takes a lot of that money to pay for it.

The trip made a hole in our savings, but it was worth it.

The new tax is likely to blow an enormous hole in our profits.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • blow a hole in something — blow a hole in (something) if you blow a hole in someone s opinions or arguments, you show that they are not true or right. Bloodstains on the sheets blew a hole in the defence s argument …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow a hole in something — 1) to destroy part of something in an explosion The bomb exploded, blowing a hole in the side of the plane. 2) to damage a plan or idea so that it cannot succeed, or so that people no longer believe it The new research blows a hole in theories… …   English dictionary

  • blow a hole in something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow a hole in — (something) if you blow a hole in someone s opinions or arguments, you show that they are not true or right. Bloodstains on the sheets blew a hole in the defence s argument …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow a hole in — blow/make a hole in (something) if something makes a hole in an amount of money, it takes a lot of that money to pay for it. The trip made a hole in our savings, but it was worth it. The new tax is likely to blow an enormous hole in our profits …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow a hole in sth — ► to cause serious harm or damage to something: »Defeat would blow a hole in the club s finances. Main Entry: ↑blow …   Financial and business terms

  • blow a hole in — ruin the effectiveness of (something) the amendment could blow a hole in the legislation …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a hole in something — blow/make a hole in (something) if something makes a hole in an amount of money, it takes a lot of that money to pay for it. The trip made a hole in our savings, but it was worth it. The new tax is likely to blow an enormous hole in our profits …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow — I UK [bləʊ] / US [bloʊ] verb Word forms blow : present tense I/you/we/they blow he/she/it blows present participle blowing past tense blew UK [bluː] / US [blu] past participle blown UK [bləʊn] / US [bloʊn] *** 1) a) [intransitive] if wind or air… …   English dictionary

  • hole — hole1 [ houl ] noun count *** 1. ) a space dug in the surface of the ground: Workers dug a 30 foot hole in the ground. rabbit/mouse hole: a field containing several rabbit holes a ) a small space in the ground for hitting the ball into in golf.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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