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FLY OFF THE HANDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fly off the handle mean? 

FLY OFF THE HANDLE (verb)
  The verb FLY OFF THE HANDLE has 1 sense:

1. get very angry and fly into a rage

  Familiarity information: FLY OFF THE HANDLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLY OFF THE HANDLE (verb)


Sense 1fly off the handle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get very angry and fly into a rage

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

blow a fuse; lose one's temper; hit the roof; hit the ceiling; have kittens; have a fit; go ballistic; fly off the handle; flip one's wig; flip one's lid; blow one's stack; throw a fit; combust; blow up

Context examples:

The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question / Spam makes me go ballistic

Hypernyms (to "fly off the handle" is one way to...):

rage (feel intense anger)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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