flip one's lid

flip one's wig & flip one's lid
Sl. to suddenly become angry, crazy, or enthusiastic. •

Whenever anyone mentions taxes, Mr. Jones absolutely flips his wig.

Stop whistling. You're going to make me flip my lid.

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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 he had flipped his lid./ 3. To become unreasonably enthusiastic. * /She flipped her lid over a hat she saw in the store window./ * /He's flipped his lid over that new actress./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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

  • flip one's lid — Australian Slang become angry …   English dialects glossary

  • flip one's lid — Vrb phrs. To lose self control, become angry …   English slang and colloquialisms

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