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conniption fit

An outburst of rage, frustration, or ill temper. My mom's going to have a conniption fit when she sees what happened to the car! I was so embarrassed when Danny started having a conniption fit in the grocery store.
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conniption (fit)

(kəˈnɪpʃən...)
n. a burst of anger; a spaz. He had a conniption fit over the question of my marriage to Fred.
See also: conniption, fit
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