fly off the handle


fly off the handle
lose control, explode in anger, fly into a rage

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fly off the handle — ► fly off the handle informal lose one s temper suddenly. Main Entry: ↑fly …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 — become angry He really flew off the handle when he saw the bill for the meal …   Idioms and examples

  • fly off the handle — verb to become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy My dad flew off the handle when he saw the F on my report card …   Wiktionary

  • fly off the handle — informal to react in a very angry way to something someone says or does. He really flew off the handle when I suggested selling the house …   New idioms dictionary

  • fly off the handle — informal to suddenly become extremely angry without a good reason He flies off the handle every time the mail is late …   English dictionary


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