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blow someone's mind

blow someone's mind

Date: Jul 08 2010

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“It really blows my mind that I have a 10-year-old daughter, because a lot of times I still feel like a child myself.”

- Actor Ryan Philippe on getting older and being a dad. (The Advocate)

Definition

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amaze, impress, or surprise someone

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Sometimes life sneaks up and surprises you. One day you’re a just a kid, running around and having fun. Then all of a sudden you’re an adult with kids of your own. It seems like barely any time has passed, but really, years have gone by and now you’re all grown up. And if you’re anything like the actor Ryan Philippe, it totally blows your mind!

Philippe can’t believe he has a 10-year-old daughter. It blows his mind that he has a daughter that age because he still feels like he isn’t much older than 10 himself. He is shocked and amazed by how quickly time passes.

Often you say something blows your mind if it amazes or shocks you, as in, “I can’t believe my sister is going to be in a movie with Tom Cruise. That really blows my mind.” But you might also say that something blows your mind if it really impresses you. We often say “It blows my mind” when talking about a movie or song that we think is really interesting, different, and impressive.

When we use the expression blow someone’s mind, we always have to separate blow and mind with an object. The object is the one whose mind is being blown. For example, if we say “Iron Man blew my sister’s mind,” my sister is the object. And if we say “This song blows my mind,” I am the object.

What kinds of things blow your mind?

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“The movie Hot Tub Time Machine blows my mind. It’s so crazy!”

“Maggie blew my mind when she told me she was getting married.”

“I like Lady Gaga, but her music doesn’t blow my mind.”

Winners

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angie.liu Can't believe it.
by angie.liu
Gellerke get surprised, unbelievable
by Gellerke
Gaby313 surprise or amaze.
by Gaby313
amaze, impress, surprise, astounds, overwhelms someone with feelings of wonder example: Dubai, it's amazing building structures and over-the-top skyscrapers, never fails to blow my mind.
by Bitten by an Arab bug

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Humm a little things blows my mind but I can say that what is blowing my mind is the idea about overheating of the hearth! Here in Brazil summers are hotter!!!

11:49 PM Jul 29 2010 |

Grazyna Krauze

Poland

If something blows your mind,you find it very exciting and unusual.

03:49 PM Jul 14 2010 |

new_moon_cat

Brazil

Some people's behavior really blows my mind… =/

02:43 PM Jul 14 2010 |

kevinnevin

India

astonished,wonderd,

10:31 PM Jul 11 2010 |

harshadubai@hotmail.com

United Arab Emirates

my husband's mind is blown by India's victory in Worldcup

02:45 PM Jul 11 2010 |

fanguanghua

China

It means a feeling that you can't image !

12:14 PM Jul 11 2010 |

nazneenzakir

India

the song thatz my name by akcent blows my mind

07:55 AM Jul 11 2010 |

graceliana

graceliana

China

The first time I heard U2, they completely blew my mind and I've been a fan ever since.

05:33 AM Jul 10 2010 |

hhry

Afghanistan

Beautiful girls blow my mindCool

03:49 AM Jul 10 2010 |

marycristmas

Russian Federation

When I saw my ex-boyfriend and can't recognize him. His changing really blows my mind!!!

09:50 PM Jul 09 2010 |

siberian tigger

Mexico

It is a common oral expression for saying that something impossible ocurred and you do not believe it.

05:09 PM Jul 09 2010 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

when I find things interesting

I like it

11:43 AM Jul 09 2010 |

sintur

Ukraine

astonish or dombfound

07:48 AM Jul 09 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

every english lesson blows my mind.

saludos.

05:41 AM Jul 09 2010 |

izac

izac

South Korea

I heard that my ex-girl friend got married. It blows my mind

12:00 AM Jul 09 2010 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

some news on tv blow my mind, so sometimes im better off it.

11:00 PM Jul 08 2010 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

i like Lady Gaga too and her music blows my mind;)

10:33 PM Jul 08 2010 |

kevinnevin

India

sometimes I amblowing my husband mind

10:28 PM Jul 08 2010 |

termini

Poland

Germany came unstuck in a semi-final with Spain  – it really blew my mind.

07:48 PM Jul 08 2010 |

faatoma

faatoma

Kuwait

 it's mazinh   in my mind

07:27 PM Jul 08 2010 |

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