flip (one's) wig

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flip (one's) wig

To react to something, good or bad, with strong emotion. I had to talk to Mr. Myers about the botched report today, and boy, did he flip his wig. I figured Aunt June would be excited to hear I'm getting married, but she totally flipped her wig!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flip one's wig

 and flip one's lid
Sl. to suddenly become angry, crazy, or enthusiastic. Whenever anyone mentions taxes, Mr. Jones absolutely flips his wig. Stop whistling. You're going to make me flip my lid.
See also: flip, wig
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flip one’s wig

and flip one’s lid
tv. to go crazy; to lose control. I so flipped my lid when I got the news. I nearly flipped my wig when I heard.
See also: flip, wig
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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From the unabashed, hedonistic, head-banging rocker "Little Miss John Wayne'' (with a tongue-in-cheek video that features Worcester drag queen Joslyn Fox) to a country gold cover of RuPaul's "(Here It Comes) Around Again'' (that reportedly made the internationally known drag queen extraordinaire flip her wig), Stewart's signature "country that kicks'' will do just that when he plays a "Homecoming Halloween Extravaganza'' at 8:30 p.m.
On this gooey, G-rated fairy tale that her alter-ego Hannah Montana could flip her wig for, Cyrus pontificates how she shivers in her skivvies when you're not around and feels like she's equipped with an arsenal of weapons when you are.
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