The conversation is below:

Jason: Maggie. I tried to include you

Maggie: Oh don't patronize me Jason throwing me a bone calling me old (expletive) maybe a few years you can bring me back for old timers day.

Jason: We talked about all of this I just happen to be the guy who is here the day the whole gummy bear thing exploded in our faces.

So what's the meaning of exploded in our faces??

  • Please try to copy the dialogue carefully, including the punctuation if possible. Also, have you tried searching a dictionary (explode in your face)?
    – Em.
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 8:04
  • Of course I search it first, and then ask the question here! I couldn’t find the answer that’s why post the question here and wait for the answer! The dialogue is directly from the website, and I don’t understand why you are being so strick on this tiny stuff instead of answering people question. Well, if you don’t want to answer, it’s your public, but please be nice!
    – Qing
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 20:24

1 Answer 1


The phrase explode in our faces there is a figurative, not a literal, expression.

Literally it means "to blow up (like a bomb) unexpectedly". Figuratively, it means that the situation suddenly turned bad for you, in a manner that you had not anticipated.

We introduced our new product to the market, but things blew up in our faces when it was discovered to have a dangerous defect and had to be taken off the shelves.


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