fly off the handle

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fly off the handle (third-person singular simple present flies off the handle, present participle flying off the handle, simple past and past participle flew off the handle)

  1. (idiomatic) to become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy
    My dad flew off the handle when he saw the F on my report card.

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