blowing up

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Noun1.blowing up - a severe rebukeblowing up - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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It's not just older cars that are causing problems, with some as new as four months old blowing up, and Lex is warning fleet managers that unless they start educating their drivers about checking their oil more regularly they could face regular bills each year to fit cars with new engines.