To get extremely furious and angry, unable to control temper


  • It was customary in early 19th century in America to made handmade tools that had axe heads which people used to cut down trees to construct houses. These tools were often roughly made and sometimes during frantic chopping there was a chance for the axe heads to fly off the handle. So the flying axe head is similar to any short tempered person who immediately gets out of control.

Mrs. Jack often flies off the handle while treating her naughty kids.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Fly Off the Handle':

fly off the handleTo become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy.
fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thing
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