flip one's lid or wig

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. 2014.

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

  • flip one's lid — verb get very angry and fly into a rage The professor combusted when the student didn t know the answer to a very elementary question Spam makes me go ballistic • Syn: ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑have kittens, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

  • flip one’s wig — AND flip one’s lid tv. to go razy; to lose control. □ Tom nearly flipped his wig. □ I flipped my lid when I got the news …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flip one's wig — verb get very angry and fly into a rage The professor combusted when the student didn t know the answer to a very elementary question Spam makes me go ballistic • Syn: ↑flip one s lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flip — flip1 /flip/, v., flipped, flipping, n. v.t. 1. to toss or put in motion with a sudden impulse, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, esp. so as to cause to turn over in the air: to flip a coin. 2. to move (something) suddenly or jerkily. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • flip — I [[t]flɪp[/t]] v. flipped, flip•ping, 1) to toss, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, so as to cause to turn over in the air: to flip a coin[/ex] 2) to move with a sudden stroke or jerk: to flip a switch[/ex] 3) to turn over, esp. with a short …   From formal English to slang

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