Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blow over

If you are waiting for something to blow over, you are waiting for it to pass, just like the winds carry a storm away and it passes. We talk about difficult situations or circumstances blowing over, especially any kind of conflict.
Parcheesi: A board game originally from India, also known as Ludo in the UK, Parchís in Spain, and Parqués in Colombia.

1. When all of the unrest (conflict) in Egypt, Libya and Syria has blown over, I’m sure they will be safe places to visit as a tourist.

2. When someone is angry – whether it be your husband, wife, boss, parents etc. – you might want to wait for the situation to blow over and for them to calm down before you speak to them. Patience is a virtue!

3 When any kind of service in the city stops because people have gone on strike; for example: the employees at banks, schools, universities, hospitals, bus drivers etc… the only thing you can do is wait for it to blow over and hope the strike will end sooner rather than later.

4. I hope the financial crisis in the US and Europe blows over soon so that it doesn’t become another global crisis. In other words, I hope they find a workable solution soon.

5. I doubt the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is going to blow over any time soon. It’s an age-old conflict that goes back at least decades.


  1. Are you waiting for anything to blow over?

  2. I'm waiting for Mexico's violence to blow over soon.