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go ballistic

 and go postal
Fig. to become irrationally enraged. (Ballistic refers to a missile launching; postal refers to an enraged post office employee attacking those at his place of work. See also go into orbit.) The boss went ballistic when he saw my expense report. She was so mad, I thought she was going to go postal.

go ballistic

to become extremely upset and excited It took almost an hour to get our food, and Mike almost went ballistic when they brought him the wrong thing.
Related vocabulary: blow your top

go ballistic

  (informal)
to become very angry and start shouting or behaving violently Apparently, he told Sandra that he'd been out for a drink with his ex-girlfriend and she went ballistic.

go ballistic

Become extremely upset or angry, as in Dad will go ballistic when he sees you dented the new car. This expression, a variation on go berserk, originally alluded to a guided missile going out of control. [Slang; mid-1980s]

go ballistic

Slang
To become very angry or irrational.
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Hot favourite Istabraq comes to grief at the last in the Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday Marlborough and Go Ballistic go over the last after First Gold fell in yesterday's Gold Trophy Chase at Sandown
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Trained by David Nicholson when runner-up to See More Business in the Gold Cup, Go Ballistic also had time under the care of John O'Shea, Alan King, Henrietta Knight and Richard Phillips.
I have won six times on Go Ballistic so I knew what I had to beat - and I knew I could.
The races might have differed and the trainers might have changed - regularly - but Go Ballistic returned to P restbury Park as sure as night follows day.
In his absence the weights have gone up a further 10lbs to bring Go Ballistic, to be ridden by Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup and Martell Grand National winning jockey Jim Culloty, up to 11st 12lbs.
In form Tony Dobbin, who landed a 2,969-1four-timer at Catterick yesterday, is hoping to be reunited with 20-1 chance Go Ballistic in the Gold Cup.
Nicholson will instead be represented by Go Ballistic and Baronet.
He was still moving sweetly in the straight but visibly faltered after jumping two out and had nothing left in the locker as Go Ballistic and Tony Dobbin powered away from the final fence to score by eight lengths.
I READ with great pleasure the letter from Lee Ann Day (April 25) and I would like to thank her for her very kind comments with regard to `the old boy' Go Ballistic.
LUCKY Jim Culloty is out to crown his amazing season with a bid to send Go Ballistic into glorious retirement at Sandown on Saturday.
PAUL SHEERIN heads for Rugby Park on Wednesday knowing past exploits in the Scottish Cup are making it much more difficult for Super Caley to go ballistic in the replay at Kilmarnock.
I'm a great believer in the formbook and the way we beat Go Ballistic puts us in with a chance against See More Business," said Chance.
See More Business beat Go Ballistic by a length last Thursday, with Irish-trained Florida Pearl third.
organised a parade of British-bred performers that included See More Business, Red Marauder, Rooster Booster and Go Ballistic.