throw a tantrum

throw a tantrum

to have a temper tantrum; to put on an active display of childish temper. I never dreamed that Bob would throw a tantrum right there in the department store. You must be so embarrassed!
See also: tantrum, throw

throw a (temper) tantrum

to become very angry and unreasonable When you are a grown-up, you don't throw a tantrum if something offends you, you discuss it.
Usage notes: usually the anger is expressed by shouting and crying
See also: tantrum, throw
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