temper tantrum

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temper tantrum

An extreme and childish display of unreasonable anger, frustration, or distemper. I can't believe you threw a temper tantrum like that just because I didn't want to go see some movie with you! Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately. I guess she's just going into the "terrible twos."
See also: tantrum, temper
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Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly's upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum.
TARA T PA P LMER TOMKINSON THE socialite, right, had to be restrained at Heathrow Airport after throwing a temper tantrum which resulted in her receiving a caution from police.
throwing a temper tantrum DOWN BOOK IT FOLLOWING his hugely successful nationwide tour this year Gareth Malone is hitting the road in November 2015 with his choir Voices.
Think how a small child reacts when something doesn't go according to their expectations, they get angry and throw a temper tantrum, right?
SAMANTHA Cameron threw a temper tantrum when told she had to cancel a luxury Christmas break in Thailand, it was claimed yesterday.
I used to be able to reason with her but now she seems to throw a temper tantrum at just about everything.
I once counseled a young child who, when he was in the kindergarten, constantly acted out whether it was running around the cafeteria with me in hot pursuit, reaching for the phone to call the police as the principal was reprimanding him, or having a temper tantrum in the classroom.
Penny threw a temper tantrum in the dugout that was caught by cameras during a national telecast.
Instead, it included such John Watersesque antics as graphic sex with a carrot and orange, masturbation sequences, and a temper tantrum involving consomme and a fire extinguisher.
To illustrate this, picture two counselors who are coping with a child having a temper tantrum.
Onlookers said the estranged wife of rock star Rod Stewart struck Liam after he threw a temper tantrum, and hit her in the stomach.
The Patriot movement represents an expression of profound anger, virtually a temper tantrum, by a subculture made up primarily, but not exclusively, of white, Christian males.
Every child has a temper tantrum from time to time; no child is immune.
Now when we go out he is always attached to her and if he tries to run away or throw a temper tantrum she just sits beside him waiting for him to stop.
Some parents are very lucky and do not often experience the full drama of a temper tantrum, while others seem to endure them on a frequent and regular basis.