throw a wobbler

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throw a wobbler

To suddenly become very upset or intensely angry and make a big display of it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. John threw a wobbler at work after the boss criticized his report. Needless to say, he won't be coming back in on Monday.
See also: throw

throw a wobbler/wobbly

  (British & Australian informal)
to suddenly become very angry She saw Peter talking to an attractive blonde and threw a wobbly.
See also: throw