get mad

get mad (at something)

to muster all one's physical and mental resources in order to do something difficult. Come on, Bill. If you're going to lift your end of the piano, you're going to have to get mad at it. The sergeant keeps yelling, "Work, work! Push, push! Come on, you guys, get mad!"
See also: get, mad

get mad

verb
See also: get, mad
References in classic literature ?
If he's converted he oughtn't to get mad," said Dan.
Getting mad yourself makes the situation worse, makes you more stressed and teaches the children to shout and get mad if they feel frustrated.
Wilkie said: "They can't guarantee if I get a ligament from a dead person here that I won't get mad cow disease.
She used to get mad when I wouldn't come home,'' Miranda said.
I want to ask my mom about shaving my legs, but I'm afraid she'll say no or get mad or laugh.
Please don't get mad or laugh because I want to be able to talk to you about other girl stuff too.
Somebody had to been seein' somebody or Granma would get mad.
Selma had told me to ignore when people get mad 'bout my A's, but Sheila was lying and she know it.
Did you get mad at yourself getting hurt not even skating?