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English definition of “go off on one”

go off on one

UK informal
to suddenly become very angry and start shouting or behaving violently: He went off on one because he thought I was threatening his dog.
(Definition of go off on one from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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