fit to be tied


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fit to be tied

angry and agitated. (As if needing to be restrained.) Joe was fit to be tied when his wife told him she was leaving. I was fit to be tied when Mary tried to be friendly, after three years of not speaking to me.
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fit to be tied

Furious, enraged, as in I've been waiting for two hours and am fit to be tied. This expression implies anger so extreme that it requires physical restraint. [Late 1800s]
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fit to be tied

Roused to great anger or indignation; outraged.
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fit to be tied

Very angry and upset. The image is being so agitated that only by being physically restrained, as if in a straightjacket, would a person be prevented from doing something rash and regrettable.
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