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English definition of “go postal”

go postal

US informal
to become very angry and do something violent: The man went postal and shot twelve of his colleagues.Becoming angry and expressing anger
(Definition of go postal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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