flip (one's) wig

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flip (one's) wig

To react to something, good or bad, with strong emotion. I had to talk to Mr. Myers about the botched report today, and boy, did he flip his wig. I figured Aunt June would be excited to hear I'm getting married, but she totally flipped her wig!
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flip one's wig

 and flip one's lid
Sl. to suddenly become angry, crazy, or enthusiastic. Whenever anyone mentions taxes, Mr. Jones absolutely flips his wig. Stop whistling. You're going to make me flip my lid.
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Sheen, in his usually calm and collected manner, flipped his wig, and sent his lawyers along with an open letter demanding the ADL retract their statement.
Take Jamie Cullum, hailed as the best thing since Elton first flipped his wig.
He flipped his wig at Lucy George, telling her: "I hope you die of cancer of the clitoris" as a media pack snapped him outside Liz Hurley's house.
DICK ADVOCAAT finally flipped his wig - sorry, weave - on Sunday when his multi-million pound signings went down 2-1 to St Johnstone.