bend out of shape


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

bend someone out of shape

Fig. to make someone angry. The cheating that was going on really bent Joe out of shape. Why do you let yourself get bent out of shape? Chill, man, chill.
See also: bend, of, out, shape

bend something out of shape

to distort something by twisting or bending. Jill bent the spring out of shape. I bent the coat hanger out of shape by hanging my leather jacket on it.
See also: bend, of, out, shape

bend out of shape

Slang
To annoy or anger.
See also: bend, of, out, shape