go bonkers

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go bonkers

1. To be or become wild, restless, irrational, or crazy; to act in such a way. The drivers in this country seem to go completely bonkers if there's even a little bit of snow on the ground. Don't give the kids too much sugar or they'll end up going bonkers! We thought taking our family vacation in a tiny cottage out in the country would be a nice break from city life, but we all went a bit bonkers after a few days.
2. To be or become very angry or upset. My parents went bonkers when they found out I'd taken the car without asking. Now, don't go bonkers or anything, but I've decided to move to Canada.
3. To be or become extremely excited or enthusiastic (about something). I've never understood that pop star's popularity, but kids just go bonkers for her music.
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They have gone bonkers, and laid into the players, the coach, the team management and anyone else they could think of with gleeful brutality.
I only ask because their leader Natalie Bennett seems to have gone bonkers.
If Arsenal sign him, it's the final proof Arsene Wenger has gone bonkers.
MILEY CYRUS' dad BILLY RAY has gone bonkers after she was filmed smoking drugs from a bong on her 18th birthday party.
THE BBC may have gone bonkers for all things Darwinian at the moment, but for many of us, it's a treat to see so many famous faces examining the life and work of the eminent scientist.
Stewart said: "I thought Paul had gone bonkers when he entered him in a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.
Once a long time ago -- like, well, last spring -- a mecca for hockey and the Detroit Red Wings, this city suddenly has gone bonkers over the Tigers, recent conquerors of the New York Yankees and then the Oakland A's, recent losers of 119 games, recent widespread media targets for their traditionally inept play.
Everyone's gone bonkers about art," he exclaims, in the vain hope that footy fans will watch his three visits this week to the Royal Academy of Arts.
Our major problem is that our manager has gone bonkers.
While the media has gone bonkers over the paid search phenomena -- and it is pulling in a big share of online ad dollars -- it is only one element of search marketing covered in this report:
At a time like this, this is 'political correctness'' gone bonkers.
I think the bloke must have thought I had gone bonkers but rather kindly if not sympathetically pointed me in the direction of the crisps, chocolates, and soft drinks.
Our mailbags have also been packed every day with letters from people saying they are boycotting the lottery, accusing Lotto fund chiefs of having gone bonkers.
One parent, who did not want to be named, stormed: "The health and safety brigade have gone bonkers.
Tess shakes with fear that the big man has gone bonkers.