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fly off the handle

to react in a very angry way to something that someone says or does: He's extremely irritable - he flies off the handle at the slightest thing.
Translations of “fly off the handle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大發雷霆…
in Russian срываться, выходить из себя…
in Turkish aniden çok kızmak, öfkelenmek, tepesi atmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大发雷霆…
in Polish dostać szału…
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