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flip (one's) wig

To react to something, good or bad, with strong emotion. I had to talk to Mr. Myers about the botched report today, and boy, did he flip his wig. I figured Aunt June would be excited to hear I'm getting married, but she totally flipped her wig!
See also: flip, wig

flip one's wig

 and flip one's lid
Sl. to suddenly become angry, crazy, or enthusiastic. Whenever anyone mentions taxes, Mr. Jones absolutely flips his wig. Stop whistling. You're going to make me flip my lid.
See also: flip, wig

wig out

Sl. to become intoxicated. One more drink and Wally will wig out. This guy has wigged out. Get him out of here.
See also: out, wig

flip one's lid

Also, flip one's wig; flip out. React very strongly or wildly, as with anger, surprise, or excitement; also, go crazy. For example, I'm going to flip my lid if he doesn't show up, or She really flipped out when she realized that she had won first prize, or I think Rob has flipped his wig. These slangy expressions, with their allusion to losing the top of one's head, date from the 1930s and 1940s.
See also: flip, lid

wig out

Become or make wildly excited or irrational, as in He'll wig out when he gets the bill for that party. This idiom probably alludes to the earlier flip one's wig (see under flip one's lid). [Slang; c. 1950] Also see freak out, def. 2.
See also: out, wig

wig out

v. Slang
1. To lose control of one's emotions: I wigged out when I saw the lion. My parents wigged out on me when I took the car without asking.
2. To cause someone to lose control of his or her emotions: Their new song totally wigs me out. That haunted house wigged out the little kids.
See also: out, wig

flip one’s wig

and flip one’s lid
tv. to go crazy; to lose control. I so flipped my lid when I got the news. I nearly flipped my wig when I heard.
See also: flip, wig

wig out

1. in. to lose control of oneself; to flip one’s wig. (see also wigged (out).) I was afraid I would wig out if I stayed any longer.
2. in. to have a good time at a party, etc. We wigged out at John’s little get together.
See also: out, wig

wigged (out)

and wiggy
1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. The kid got a little wigged and slipped under the table.
2. mod. having lost control of oneself; having flipped one’s wig. After she heard the bad news, she was totally wigged out.
See also: out, wig


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