hopping mad


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hopping mad

Fig. very angry. Joe got hopping mad when the salescerk was rude to him. The student's practical jokes made the teacher hopping mad.
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hopping mad

Enraged, furious, as in I was hopping mad when they left my name off the list. This expression conjures up an image of jumping up and down with rage. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
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hopping mad

mod. very angry; angry and jumping up and down. I was hopping mad about the broken window.
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50 to use the M6 Toll around Birmingham for a bit of peace and quiet, away from these bunny-brained drivers who make me so hopping mad.
If I was the mother of that little girl I'd be more than hopping mad that neglect had led to my daughter's ordeal.
Big Sam's hopping mad after Hamann realises his error and flees to Eastlands before even sussing where the Reebok is.
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Customers are aghast, lawyers are pointing fingers and the restaurant's actual owner, Matt Epstein, is hopping mad.
Still licking her wounds from a decade's worth of battles to retrieve her $6,000, Holly Hughes re-emerged, hopping mad, with her latest jeremiad.
The list came out in June and immediately got everybody I know hopping mad.
The DEC acquisition stuck in its throat, a schizophrenic channel strategy got resellers hopping mad, decision making slowed to a crawl, and buyers became confused.
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Now the islanders are hopping mad because all that could change when building starts soon on the road from Uist - where thousands of bunnies are eating up to 25 per cent of crops on North and South Uist and Benbecula.
That concept has Federation of New York Cooperatives President Charles Rappaport hopping mad.
The first thirty cars were delivered several months late -- and the MTA was hopping mad -- resulting in an assessment of liquidated damages by the MTA, the first time this has ever happened to Breda.
What makes me hopping mad is that while Mrs Stanton is refused a comparative widow's mite, well-heeled pregnant African women fly into Britain, stay with friends until they go into labour, then present themselves as emergencies - and, of course, no doctor or midwife will turn away a woman in extremis.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV1) PRIYA might be heartbroken that her wedding is off, but Megan is hopping mad as well.