Meaning of “fly off the handle” in the English Dictionary

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"fly off the handle" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “fly off the handle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fly off the handle" in American English

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fly off the handle

also fly into a rage

to suddenly become very angry:

You have to be very careful because he flies off the handle very easily.

(Definition of “fly off the handle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)