in a snit

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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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What happened was that the rocker got into a snit last week at a rehearsal when Turner criticized his piano playing.
MERCHANT banker Philip Keevit has gone into a snit because his son hasn't been awarded a place at Trinity College, Oxford.
Others do more harm then good; prissy Wayne, played at not much of a stretch by ``Will & Grace's'' Sean Hayes, allows her turkey into his new, state-of-the-art oven, then gets into a snit and holds it hostage.
The patriarch is in his twilight days, and the empire is currently run by an unreliable hothead who lives ostentatiously, murdering foes on ill-advised whims and retreating to play with his pet tiger when he gets into a snit.
That threw Zine into a snit, and he ordered that city government take ``all necessary steps, including litigation'' to remove the offending ads.