off the handle
phrasal into a state of sudden and violent anger — usually used with fly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • off the handle — adverb : into a state marked especially by sudden and violent anger her nerves were so bad that she flew off the handle at the least provocation …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the handle — See: FLY OFF THE HANDLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the handle — See: FLY OFF THE HANDLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ the\ handle — See: fly off the handle …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly off the handle — 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: ↑flip one s lid, ↑blow up, ↑throw a fit, ↑hit the roof, ↑hit the ceiling, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly off the handle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become very angry. * /John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake./ * /The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle./ Syn.: LOSE ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly off the handle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become very angry. * /John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake./ * /The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle./ Syn.: LOSE ONE S TEMPER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly off the handle —    If someone flies off the handle, they get very angry.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who flies off the handle becomes suddenly very angry.     Dad flew off the handle when I told him I had damaged his new car …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fly\ off\ the\ handle — v. phr. informal To become very angry. John flew off the handle whenever Mary made a mistake. The children s noise made the man next door fly off the handle. Syn.: lose one s temper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly off the handle — If someone flies off the handle, they get very angry …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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