I smoked the waterPosted: December 15, 2021 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
Someone was bragging about how well he did in a competition. This is a congruent conflation of “smoked it” and “blew it out of the water”, both meaning to perform extremely well in something. Perhaps the speaker was also thinking of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”, and/or his old water pipe. A big thanks to “happyquack” for sending this one in.