blow (one's) stack

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blow (one's) stack

To become very angry, often quickly. Oh man, dad is going to blow his stack when he sees that I wrecked his car!
See also: blow, stack

blow your stack

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you blow your stack, you become very angry with someone and shout at them. My father really blew his stack when I told him. Now, whenever I feel like I'm going to scream or blow my stack or punch the wall, I head for my quiet place.
See also: blow, stack
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I wasn't actually looking forward to the duel as one of our opponents, nicknamed 'Thunderbolt' has a reputation as a club-thrower, a man likely to blow his stack following any errant shot.
That sort of sugary laxity, in the mind of our abnormal Joe, can lead to things going completely awry, and might lead to things being done differently, whether thoughtlessly or out of curiosity to see just how badly our Joe will blow his stack.
But if this is the outcome maybe he should blow his stack a bit more often.
The unexpected attack caused the Canadian commander, General Jonathan Vance, to blow his stack at the local village elders.
The residual effect: How much will Lee ``Hacksaw'' Hamilton (not his real name) blow his stack when he come to grips with the fact that program director Don Martin won't bring him back to the weekdays, especially when listeners can't be completely satisfied with how the new afternoon drive-time show has been sounding since he was pushed out.
He's liable to blow his stack when he needs to be calm.