flip (one's) lid

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flip (one's) lid

1. To react to something with strong emotion. The reaction can be to something positive or negative. I had to talk to Mr. Myers about the botched report today, and boy, did he flip his lid. I knew Aunt June would be excited to hear I'm getting married, but she totally flipped her lid!
2. To go insane. Used humorously. Everyone thought I'd flipped my lid when I quit my lucrative marketing job and moved to India.
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flip one's lid

Also, flip one's wig; flip out. React very strongly or wildly, as with anger, surprise, or excitement; also, go crazy. For example, I'm going to flip my lid if he doesn't show up, or She really flipped out when she realized that she had won first prize, or I think Rob has flipped his wig. These slangy expressions, with their allusion to losing the top of one's head, date from the 1930s and 1940s.
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flip your lid

INFORMAL
If someone flips their lid, they become extremely angry or upset or go mad. Rosa flipped her lid and the confrontation with Sandra turned into a furious fight. She said, `Mom, I think you've flipped your lid.'
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flip your lid

suddenly go mad or lose your self-control. informal
A chiefly US variant of this phrase is flip your wig .
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flip your ˈlid

(American English also flip your ˈwig) (informal)
1 become very angry: When he saw the damage to his car, he flipped his lid.
2 go mad; become mentally ill: After the divorce, she just flipped her lid. She was in hospital for months.
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flip (one's) lid

Slang
1. To react strongly, as with anger or enthusiasm.
2. To go crazy.
See also: flip, lid
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Apparently, when Trump heard about the decision he flipped his lid.
I don't know what came over him; he flipped his lid a little bit, and what he said was downright ugly.
He flipped his lid after Tigers fly-half Toby Flood was dropped from the squad to face France in Paris on Sunday and released to play in tomorrow night's Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final at Bath.
Fahey said: "He ran well first time and then the next two times completely flipped his lid, so we gelded him and shoved the blinkers on and it's worked.
AUSSIE ace Joel Griffiths has flipped his lid after the Chinese FA hammered him for flipping the bird.
He just flipped his lid, got into his van and chased them down the street trying to knock them over.
He Proud said: "After the remarks made by the leader this week ( some hurtful, some just daft ( I would have to say that I think the wise yellow bird has flipped his lid too many times and has flown right out of the cuckoo's nest.
She told the court: "I asked him what the problem was and he just flipped his lid with me.
One from Chester said: ``The man just flipped his lid.
One is he has flipped his lid, or he is demob happy.
Mrs Thatcher's former press secretary, Bernard Ingham, told BBC radio yesterday: 'Either he's flipped his lid, completely gone crackers, or else he's de-mob happy.
One is that he has flipped his lid, completely gone crackers or he is demob happy.
His language was out of order, he had flipped his lid.
She said: "If SPL chairman Lex Gold thinks this is a good idea, he's flipped his lid.
MARRIED Hollywood star Jeremy Irons flipped his lid after being caught walking arm-in-arm with a pretty brunette, it emerged yesterday.