have kittens

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have kittens

  1. (idiomatic) To become extremely upset.
    Your mum will have kittens when she sees what you've done to your hair!
    My teacher has kittens every time I get a question wrong.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VII:
      He re-gurgled. “But this is terrible.” “Might be considerably better, I agree.” “Your uncle will be most upset.” “He'll have kittens.”

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