go spare

go spare

To become very angry or irritated. Primarily heard in Australia. I'm going to go spare if this traffic doesn't start moving—I have a very important job interview to get to!
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go spare

BRITISH, INFORMAL
1. If someone goes spare, they become extremely angry. He had arranged a mortgage on his house for three hundred thousand. Katrina would go spare if she found out.
2. If something is going spare, it is available to be used because nobody else is using it. His car is a second-hand Mercedes that was going spare after a senior executive was made redundant.
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go spare

become extremely angry or distraught. British informal
1991 Roddy Doyle The Van Remind me to replace this one…Veronica'll go spare if she goes to get it on Sunday and it's not there.
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go ˈspare

(British English, informal) be very angry: When she found the children drawing on the walls, she went spare.
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If you are waiting to be the king of the United Kingdom, and you've waited a very long time, you genuinely have to engage with something or you'd go spare.
It aims to free-up space for the 375,000 families in England and Wales, who live in overcrowded accommodation, while approaching 1m rooms go spare in under-occupied social housing, the UK government said.
Mrs Ward, Dumbarton IF somebody doesn't pull the plug on that Go Compare commercial soon, I'll go spare, I'll go spare
I can imagine him as an old man playing dominoes in the corner of pub and if he's not winning he'll go spare.
I own about three and every time I wear them my friends go spare at me but I still love them.
It says the removal of the spare room subsidy aims to free up space for the 375,000 families in England and Wales, who live in overcrowded accommodation, while around one million rooms go spare in under-occupied social housing.
I daren't tell my boyfriend about it because he'd go spare.
Ferguson will go spare when he sees bookies quoting odds about the likelihood of his star player taking more early baths, but that's not our problem.
I use it as a paperweight as I'd go spare with bills staring me in the face like that.
I'd go spare if my family - I have two older brothers and a younger sister - was like Billy's.
If I was to do this during his sport, he'd go spare.
There are only about 20 episodes left and they drip-feed it so the public don't go spare and say 'where has High Road gone?
A IF this text had been from your guy's ex-girlfriend or even one of his mates, then I think you might have had reason to go spare.
IF Coleraine reach the Irish Cup final Carl Chillingsworth's champagne will go spare.