bent out of shape


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bent out of shape

1. (of a person) Upset or angry. Don't get all bent out of shape—I'm sure she didn't mean to insult you. You should apologize to Phil before he gets bent out of shape.
2. (of an object) Misshapen or misaligned. Ever since the car accident, my passenger-side door has been bent out of shape.
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bent out of shape

 
1. Fig. angry; insulted. Man, there is no reason to get so bent out of shape. I didn't mean any harm. I got bent out of shape because of the way I was treated.
2. intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. I was so bent out of shape I thought I'd never recover. I've been polluted, but never as bent out of shape as this.
See also: bent, of, out, shape

bent out of shape

1. Infuriated, annoyed, as in Don't let Paul get you bent out of shape-calm down.
2. Shocked, astonished, as in That conservative audience was bent out of shape by his speech. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see in good condition (shape).
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bent out of shape

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone is bent out of shape, they are angry or worried about something. People get bent out of shape if you don't pronounce their names right. The disease is on the rise and everybody's all bent out of shape about it.
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bent out of shape

angry or agitated. North American informal
1994 David Spencer Alien Nation 6: Passing Fancy Max Corigliano was there…and bent out of shape about having been made to wait so long.
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bent out of shape

1. mod. angry; insulted. Man, there is no reason to get so bent out of shape. I didn’t mean any harm.
2. n. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I was so bent out of shape I thought I’d never recover.
See also: bent, of, out, shape