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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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Sheen, in his usually calm and collected manner, flipped his wig, and sent his lawyers along with an open letter demanding the ADL retract their statement.
Take Jamie Cullum, hailed as the best thing since Elton first flipped his wig. Last year he became the first British jazz crooner to go platinum (in CD sales, not hair colour, give him time).
He flipped his wig at Lucy George, telling her: "I hope you die of cancer of the clitoris" as a media pack snapped him outside Liz Hurley's house.