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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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.
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Not only do we live at a time when the anti-life forces seem to have flipped their wigs, they appear completely oblivious to the simple truth that they are unbridled practitioners of the very vices they shamelessly attribute to their opponents.