be in/get into a flap

be in a flap

To be in a panic or frenzy. Mom's in a flap about this dinner party, so you better go help her
See also: flap

get in(to) a flap

To be in a panic or frenzy. Mom, I'll help you with getting dinner ready for the party, OK? So don't get in a flap about it—everything will be fine.
See also: flap, get

be in/get into a ˈflap

(informal) be in/get into a state of worry or excitement: Julia’s getting into a real flap about her exams. OPPOSITE: (as) cool as a cucumber
See also: flap, get