in a snit

in a snit

Fig. in a fit of anger or irritation. Don't get in a snit. It was an accident. Mary is in a snit because they didn't ask her to come to the shindig.
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in a snit

In a state of agitation or irritation, as in He is in a snit over the guest list. It is also put as get in or into a snit , as in She tends to get in a snit every time things don't go her way. The origin of this expression is uncertain. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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in a snit

mod. in a fit of anger or irritation. Mary is in a snit because they didn’t ask her to come to the shindig.
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She leaves in a snit, shoots up and nods off in a car by the lake.
When he takes the thought a step further, admiring the sexual freedom of gay men "[They're] not: conditioned by what women will allow or wife walks away in a snit.
If you thought the mysteries of the great duogram "JM" (that is, Janet Malcolm versus Joe McGinnis, Jeffrey MacDonald, and all the way back to Jeffrey Masson) were fascinating, you might want to try "JJ" - that is, Jill Johnston versus Jasper Johns and, in a snit of noncompliance, a bit of vice versa.
Shaq goes off in a snit to another team, Jackson goes to his ranch for a year, Karl Malone probably slips into retirement, and Kobe becomes the center of the Lakers' diminished universe.
According to David Oreck, the radio operates from the vacuum's AC power cord so you don't have to get in a snit about dead batteries.