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go ape (over someone or something)

Sl. to become very excited over something. I just go ape over chocolate. Sam went ape over Mary.
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go ape

(slang)
to become very excited or angry Did you go ape over Tim's latest film, or did you just get disgusted, like me?
Usage notes: also used in the form go apeshit, which has the same meaning but is considered rude slang
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go ape

  (informal) also go apeshit (taboo!)
to become very angry Vicky'll go ape when she sees this mess.
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go ape

Become wildly excited or enthusiastic. For example, The audience went ape over the band. This idiom is a modern version of the older go berserk. It fancifully equates frenzy with an ape's behavior. [Second half of 1900s] Also see go bananas.
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go ape

verb
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go ape

Informal
To become wildly excited or angry: went ape at the party; went ape when she saw the parking ticket.
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