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ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Expression #3: Let's blow this popsicle stand!

English has many convenient expressions.

These expressions are usually used in speaking.

One expression is: “Let's blow this popsicle stand!”

This is an informal expression which some people

use when they express a desire to leave.

This expression is used in the sense of “Let’s go

because we are ready because we have what we

came for and there is no reason to continue waiting.”

It is suggestive of boredom and / or frustration.

 

This expression references a popsicle stand, that is,

a small booth or cart that sells popsicles and ice cream.

Presumably, upon obtaining one’s popsicle, one should

leave. Hence, there is no need to wait.

 

“Let’s blow this pop stand” and “Let’s blow.” 

are related expressions with the same meaning. 

Example:

John: “Are you ready?”

Mary: “Yeah, what are you waiting for?

              Let’s blow this popsicle stand!”

What do you think?

Have you heard this expression before?

Does your language have a similar expression?