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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Even worse, too many got the facts confused and wrongly thought all 90s were prone to blowing up. This misconception put the brakes on shooters wanting to try 90s and was compounded by Sierra leaving that original 2005 bullet design on the market for nearly a decade in its known-flawed condition.
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.
Although Sierra cites me as providing the first creditable report of the bullet blowing up, others very quickly shared the dubious experience and the bullet got a really bad reputation on the firing line.