Blow off

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  1. Joyce Melton:

    There’s also “the blow-off”, the last act in a sideshow, circus or carnival, the one that is designed so that people can be dismantling the stage, ring, tent or whatever while it is going on. I always assumed it was called that because the showfolk or carnies were preparing to “blow” town, meaning leave and sometimes, to leave quickly to avoid paying debts.

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