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go berserk

To go crazy, especially in anger. The phrase, and the word "berserk" itself, is related to a group of Norse warriors called "berserkers," who were known for being violently frenzied in battle. Mom will go berserk if she catches you sneaking out after curfew again.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go berserk

to go crazy. She went berserk and strangled her cat.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go berserk

Erupt in furious rage, become crazily violent. For example, When they announced the gymnast's score, her coach went berserk. This expression is believed to allude to the name of Norse warriors renowned for their ferocity in battle and for wearing no armor but a bearskin shirt (or berserkar). [Late 1800s] Also see go ape.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Hence, the ostensible individualist once wrote that governments ought to appoint "experts to work out, when need arises, the details of the True Will of every individual, and even that of every corporate body whether social or commercial, while a judiciary will arise to determine the equity in the case of apparently conflicting claims." (This berserk, self-parodying vision of bureaucrats weighing and balancing spiritual fates in a Ministry of True Will is from Crowley's 1937 essay, "The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government.")
When he and his wife, climbed onto the stage of the Imperial Theatre, the Fantasia audience went berserk. Would they have given Gwyneth or Brad the same roaring ovation?
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It is much made up of stolid sub-Corbusian precast concrete slab blocks set rigid in militaristic ranks: as dull a campus as can be found anywhere in the Western academic world which during the 1960s and '70s went berserk building huge quantities of university accommodation with little regard to quality, or even longevity.
"There are times'" says Walker, "when the volcanoes just go berserk," spewing hot lava and gases from Earth's interior into the sea.
The berserkers raped and murdered at will (thus going "berserk"), and indeed in the Norse sagas they were often portrayed as villains.
But this one is absurd; it is housekeeping gone berserk.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 14 (ANI): Ranveer Singh's recent song from 'Gully Boy,' 'Apna Time Aayega is trending on Twitter with people going berserk over it.