(someone) blew it

When someone messed up or wasted an opportunity, you can say that they "blew it".

Here are some examples:

I could have talked to her, but I blew it.

I was so close to winning, and I blew it!

You can also tell someone:

This is your last chance. Don't blow it!

This is a casual expression, but it's not rude. You can use it around most people.

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