flip out


1. become enraged or very angry, or be ecstatic or very excited






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he'll flip out when he hears the news

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To flip out is a colloquial American phrase which can mean either to lose one's temper or lose control over your emotions (in a positive way). This is a very informal phrase you are more likely to use with friends or family. Similar expressions are ‘to lose the rag’, ‘to lose it’, and ‘lose your temper’.

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  1. Oh, my God! I can't believe you're getting married! Mom and Dad are going to flip out!
  2. I spilt coffee on Jon's laptop and he is going to absolutely flip out.

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  1. When our Manager sees how much of the budget we spent on champagne, he's going to flip out.
  2. I am going to completely flip out if the contractor asks to extend the deadline again.

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