flip one's lid

flip one's lid
verb
get very angry and fly into a rage
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The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question

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Spam makes me go ballistic

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup (for: ↑blow up)
Hypernyms: ↑rage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal also flip one's stack or flip one's top
slang : to lose self-control : become furiously angry

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flip one's lid (informal)
To go mad
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Main Entry:flip
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flip one's lid see under ↑flip
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Main Entry:lid

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flip one's lid (or one's wig)
informal suddenly become deranged or lose one's self-control

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flip one's lid — also[flip one s wig] {slang} 1. To lose one s temper. * /When that pushy salesman came back Mom really flipped her lid./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE. 2. To lose your mind; become insane. * /When he offered me three times the pay I was getting, I thought …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flip one's lid — also[flip one s wig] {slang} 1. To lose one s temper. * /When that pushy salesman came back Mom really flipped her lid./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE. 2. To lose your mind; become insane. * /When he offered me three times the pay I was getting, I thought …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flip one's lid — ► flip one s lid informal suddenly become deranged or lose one s self control. Main Entry: ↑flip …   English terms dictionary

  • flip one's lid (or N. Amer. one's wig) — informal suddenly lose control or become very angry. → flip …   English new terms dictionary

  • flip one's lid or wig — idi+sts flip one s lid or wig, Slang. to lose control of one s temper; rage hysterically …   From formal English to slang

  • flip one’s lid — Go to flip one’s wig …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flip\ one's\ lid — slang 1. To lose one s temper. When that pushy salesman came back Mom really flipped her lid. Compare: blow a fuse 2. To lose your mind; become insane. When he offered me three times the pay I was getting, I thought he had flipped his lid. 3. To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • flip one's lid — become very excited, lose one s temper He really flipped his lid when I told him about the huge telephone bill …   Idioms and examples

  • flip one's lid — verb To be explosively angry. Syn: blow a gasket, blow ones top, flip ones wig …   Wiktionary

  • Flip one's lid — become angry …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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