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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ˌhopping ˈmad (about/over something)

(informal) extremely angry about something: Anne was hopping mad about the sales figures.
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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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WALKERS on one of Dublin's most scenic routes are hopping mad - because office-workers keep nicking their parking spaces.
SIR - I was hopping mad to hear about Dai Davies' support in Parliament for rabbit welfare.
And there's nothing more likely to get them hopping mad than a comment from an MP about the woefully poor standard of teaching nowadays.
The rest of the industry, and activists who have fought to keep the ban, are still hopping mad about its partial lifting.
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.
Someone might want to tell NORAD that if they want to keep something secret, they shouldn't get half the aviation community hopping mad.
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Customers are aghast, lawyers are pointing fingers and the restaurant's actual owner, Matt Epstein, is hopping mad.
That has Florida members like retiree Joan King 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.
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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.