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throw (one's) toys out of the pram

To behave in a petulantly upset or angry manner; to act like an angry child. Primarily heard in UK. Manchester United's star striker threw his toys out of the pram after he was ejected from the match for biting another player.
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throw your toys out of the pram

If someone throws their toys out of the pram, they express their anger or disappointment in a childish way. They say he may have thrown his toys out of the pram after being made to report to Smith. Note: Words for names of toys are often used instead of toys with the same meaning. I for one, will certainly not be crying into my beer or throwing my rattle out of the pram. I hope that your girlfriend is prepared to stand up to you as you throw your dummy out of the pram.
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throw your toys out of the pram

have a temper tantrum. British informal
2005 Hecklerspray Some might suggest that for Oprah to throw her toys out of the pram because a French woman told her she couldn't look at some clothes comes across as…just a little arrogant.
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We definitely wouldn't be together without PRAMS," he says.
When Jo, also 33, was eventually diagnosed and referred to PRAMS, Richard was invited to a session for men.
Very few men admit their feelings but PRAMS helped me talk about my feelings and do something to help," he says.
GAIL Griffiths, the perinatal nurse who set up PRAMS, says post-natal depression should be discussed in parenting classes.
PRAMS runs five eight-week courses for mothers a year, with each course including a one-off session for fathers.
The PRAMS men's session looks at symptoms and possible causes of PND, how it affects fathers and treatment.