go off the deep end
phrasal 1. to enter recklessly on a course 2. to become very much excited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • go off the deep end — or[go overboard] {v. phr.}, {informal} To act excitedly and without careful thinking. * /John has gone off the deep end about owning a motorcycle./ * /Mike warned his roommate not to go off the deep end and get married./ * /Some girls go… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go off the deep end — or[go overboard] {v. phr.}, {informal} To act excitedly and without careful thinking. * /John has gone off the deep end about owning a motorcycle./ * /Mike warned his roommate not to go off the deep end and get married./ * /Some girls go… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go\ off\ the\ deep\ end — • go off the deep end • go overboard v. phr. informal To act excitedly and without careful thinking. John has gone off the deep end about owning a motorcycle. Mike warned his roommate not to go off the deep end and get married. Some girls go… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go off the deep end — ► go off the deep end informal give way immediately to an emotional or irrational outburst. Main Entry: ↑deep …   English terms dictionary

  • go off the deep end — phrasal 1. : to enter recklessly upon a course : go off half cocked : become rapidly involved (as in difficulties) 2. : to lose self control : become very much excited * * * go off the deep end 1. To express strong feelings without restraint 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go off the deep end — in. to do or experience something in the extreme: to fall madly in love, to go crazy, to commit suicide, to fly into a rage, etc. □ John is completely in love with Mary and wants to marry her. I was afraid he would go off the deep end, and he did …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go off the deep end — do something strange, go overboard    Now don t go off the deep end and hit somebody …   English idioms

  • go off the deep end —    A person who goes off the deep end becomes suddenly very angry or emotional.     He started shouting and throwing things around the office. He really went off the deep end …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • go off the deep end — cvb idi+sts a) to act without thought of the consequences b) to lose emotional control; to become overwrought c) to act in a reckless or impulsive manner; to act without restraint, as by good sense or taste: The committee went off the deep end… …   From formal English to slang

  • go off the deep end — give way to emotion He went off the deep end when he saw the picture in the paper …   Idioms and examples

  • go off the deep end — informal to suddenly become very angry or upset and start shouting at someone. One minute we were having a perfectly reasonable discussion and the next minute you just went off the deep end! …   New idioms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”