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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)

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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)
Translations of “fly off the handle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大发雷霆…
in Turkish aniden çok kızmak, öfkelenmek, tepesi atmak…
in Russian срываться, выходить из себя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大發雷霆…
in Polish dostać szału…
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