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.
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30pm ANGRY Molly flips her lid when she learns about Jack and Tyrone's trip to the strip club.
It''s no big surprise when she flips her lid, and storms over to Home Farm to confront a shame-faced Nicola in front of Natasha and Declan, venting the full force of her fury.
It's no big surprise when she flips her lid, though Bob carries on trying to calm her down in the vain hope he can make her think rationally.
Laurel flips her lid at her dad's behaviour, but there's no law against it, is there?
Dawn (Kara Tointon, above) flips her lid when she discovers boyfriend Rob (Stuart Laing) is actually a married man - and his missus is new Albert Square GP May (Amanda Drew).
POOR Nicola (Nicola Wheeler), she flips her lid this week.