• American slang. The origins couldn’t have been earlier than the 1920’s. The San Francisco invention of the Popsicle was in 1924. “Let’s blow this joint” (leave this less than interesting place) may have been first and later the many variations including "Let's blow this fire-trap" or “Let's blow this popcorn stand”. In some parts of the U.S. a soda shop was called a pop stand so the phrase may have originated with “let’s blow this pop stand”.

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