fly off the handle

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To become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy.
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My dad flew off the handle when he saw the F on my report card.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'fly off the handle':

fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thing
Fly Off the HandleTo get extremely furious and angry, unable to control temper
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