blow your top

blow (one's) top

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

INFORMAL
If you blow your top, you become very angry with someone and shout at them. I blew my top recently and broke my right hand hitting a dustbin. I never asked personal questions because she'd always blow her top. Compare with blow your stack.
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blow your top

lose your temper.
Two, chiefly North American, variants are blow your lid and blow your stack .
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blow your ˈtop

(British English) (American English blow your ˈstack) (informal) suddenly become very angry: My mum blew her top when she found out that I’d damaged her car.
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If you do find yourself about to blow your top in a queue, Tucker recommends deep breathing.