flip someone out
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1. slang To suddenly express anger or excitement in a very visible way. Mom will flip out when she finds out we broke her vase! When Jenny saw that we'd rented a pony for her birthday party, she totally flipped out.
2. slang To become emotionally unstable or unmoored. I think I flipped out a bit after college because I had no direction in my life. After the divorce, Pete flipped out and started getting into some weird stuff.
3. slang To cause someone to have an extreme emotional reaction, whether positive or negative. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "out." If we rent a pony for Jenny's birthday party, it will totally flip her out. No way, man—haunted houses really flip me out.
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flip someone outverb
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