To become wildly impassioned; to behave crazily.

Etymology:

  • Possibly from stories of Viking marauders said to have set their hair and beards on fire when running into battle in order to appear fanatical and fearsome
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"It was perceived that we were opening a party house where people could drink and run amok and generally set their hair on fire," said Bill Hobson, executive director of the Downtown Emergency Service Center.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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felgyújtja a haját

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