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 Blasphemous Balfour.Blast. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blast.
 
In full blast. In the extreme. In America will be heard such a sentence as this: “When she came to the meeting in her yellow hat and feathers, wasn’t she in full blast?” A metaphor from the blast furnace in full operation.   1
 


 Blasphemous Balfour.Blast. 

 
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