have a cadenza

have a cadenza

SOUTH AFRICAN, INFORMAL
If someone has a cadenza, they become very angry or upset. He had a cadenza because he couldn't get his favourite curry.
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have a cadenza

be extremely agitated. South African informal
Cadenza is an Italian term for a virtuoso solo passage near the end of a piece of music. This informal sense probably comes from Danny Kaye 's humorous 1940s recording ‘The Little Fiddle’.
1991 D. Capel Personality The Conservative party is having a cadenza about ‘subliminal messages’ on the SABC's news logo.
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