fly off the handle fly off the handle

Definition(s):

  • (v) get very angry and fly into a rage

Usage(s):

  1. If he was about to fly off the handle, you just never knew.
  2. Unlike his easygoing partner, Ted Schroeder is apt to be moody, quick to fly off the handle.
  3. I don't fly off the handle, or yell or scream.

News

  1. Sister's Fantasy Of Father Is A Far Cry From Reality

    DEAR ABBY: I have a half-sister with whom I share a mother. Her father and my mother were married for almost 10 years. This man, I believe, had some mental issues. He would quiz me about my sexual relations with my boyfriend at the time, wanting details. He would often fly off the handle and argue with my mother for no reason. There are too many other examples to list. Quite frankly, he was a ...
    on September 6, 2013     Source: Dear Abby via Yahoo! News

  2. Abby: Sister's fantasy of father is a far cry from reality

    DEAR ABBY: I have a half-sister with whom I share a mother. Her father and my mother were married for almost 10 years. This man, I believe, had some mental issues. He would quiz me about my sexual relations with my boyfriend at the time, wanting details. He would often fly off the handle and argue with my mother for no reason. There are too many other examples to list.
    on September 5, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  3. Sister thinks dad was a saint, but he wasn’t

    DEAR ABBY: I have a half-sister with whom I share a mother. Her father and my mother were married for almost 10 years. This man, I believe, had some mental issues. He would quiz me about my sexual relations with my boyfriend at the time, wanting details. He would often fly off the handle and argue with my mother for no reason. There are too many other examples to list. Quite frankly, he was a ...
    on September 4, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

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