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flip out

1. slang To suddenly express anger or excitement in a very visible way. Mom will flip out when she finds out we broke her vase! When Jenny saw that we'd rented a pony for her birthday party, she totally flipped out.
2. slang To become emotionally unstable or unmoored. I think I flipped out a bit after college because I had no direction in my life. After the divorce, Pete flipped out and started getting into some weird stuff.
3. slang To cause someone to have an extreme emotional reaction, whether positive or negative. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "out." If we rent a pony for Jenny's birthday party, it will totally flip her out. No way, man—haunted houses really flip me out.
See also: flip, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flip out

Sl. to lose control of oneself. After a sleepless night, Wally simply flipped out. I felt like I was going to flip out from the steady dripping of the faucet.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flip out

v. Slang
1. To go crazy: The neighbors flipped out when my oak tree crashed onto their property.
2. To react strongly and especially enthusiastically; flip: When the broker showed me the spacious new apartment, I flipped out. The customer flipped out over the luxurious black convertible.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

flip (out)

in. to lose control of oneself; to go crazy. Wow, I almost flipped out when I heard about it.
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flip someone out

verb
See also: flip, out, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
And Michael, seated on Steward's knees, eyes to eyes and nose to nose, his jowls held in Steward's hand's wriggled and squirmed with delight, flipping out his tongue and bobbing his tail in the air.
From the structure of one such enzyme, which they describe in the March 23 Nature, these researchers conclude that an exonuclease may recognize a nucleotide that needs pruning by flipping out the "orphan" base--the one opposite the damaged site--and binding to that.