flip (one's) wig

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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!
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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.
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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.
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Together, the band released six albums: Everything Falls Apart (1983), Zen Arcade (1984), New Day Rising (1985), Flip Your Wig (1985), Candy Apple Grey (1986), Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987).
Basics exhiBiTS include a set of Beatles bobbinghead dolls worth pounds 1,400, a 1964 Beatles "Flip Your Wig" board game valued at pounds 170 (below), Beatles talcum powder from 1964, a rare Beatles record player worth pounds 3,500, Beatles hair pomade, a Fab Four ice cream glass and a pair of Beatles "Wing Dings" merchandising sneakers valued at pounds 830.
23, 2006; "Piano to Flip Your Wig," by Tim Page, Washington Post, Oct.