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throw a wobbly

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

throw a wobbly

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throw a wobbler

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone throws a wobbly or throws a wobbler, they lose their temper and get very angry, usually about something unimportant. I can't even mention the problem to Peter because I know he'll just throw a wobbly. I'm sure a lot of other girls of her age would have thrown a wobbler about it and made a big fuss, but not Catherine.
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throw a wobbly

have a fit of temper or panic. British informal
2000 Sunday Business Post The scene in which Dustin Hoffman's autistic character throws a wobbly in the airport had never quite left me.
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The Wobbler also has a light sensor to protect internal components.
This weekend marks the first-of-its-kind convention of avid collectors of Funko Wacky Wobblers, those bobbing-head figurines that have given baby boomers nostalgic rapture over everything from Underdog and Smokey Bear to Cap'n Crunch and Ratfink.
Rather than throw a wobbler, he bonds with the couple and cross-cultural exchanges ensue.
He saw her in a club that week but he told her he wasn't interested and she threw a wobbler.
She's okay until she sees or hears something or someone to remind her of Mummy and then she starts throwing a right wobbler.
I'd hate to dial 999 and have an overweight bobby appear who takes a wobbler at being called `fat'.
I especially like it because it lets me know that she knows that, if her cats make an appearance, then a wobbler will almost definitely be on the cards.
The count that Mills pleaded to is called a wobbler, which means it can be prosecuted either as a misdemeanor or a felony.
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This is a film about being angry - I'm going to talk to other people about their propensity to fly into a rage, to throw a wobbler, to lose it.
BLADES blew their big chance to go nine points clear of stuttering Watford and Leeds as they threw yet another wobbler.
QI'M completely gob-smacked by the wobbler my friend threw when we went shopping for New Year party dresses.