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in a snit

Fig. in a fit of anger or irritation. Don't get in a snit. It was an accident. Mary is in a snit because they didn't ask her to come to the shindig.
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in a snit

In a state of agitation or irritation, as in He is in a snit over the guest list. It is also put as get in or into a snit , as in She tends to get in a snit every time things don't go her way. The origin of this expression is uncertain. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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in a snit

mod. in a fit of anger or irritation. Mary is in a snit because they didn’t ask her to come to the shindig.
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According to David Oreck, the radio operates from the vacuum's AC power cord so you don't have to get in a snit about dead batteries.