get in(to) a flap (about something)

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get in(to) a flap (about something)

1. To enter into a state of panic or frenzy (because of some source of worry or annoyance). Mom, I'll help you with getting dinner ready for the party, OK? So don't get in a flap about it—everything will be fine.
2. To cause someone to enter into a state of panic or frenzy (about something). A noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "in(to)." The most trifling obstacle always seems to get him into a flap. I wish that he would learn to chill out sometimes!
See also: flap, get
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be in/get into a ˈflap

(informal) be in/get into a state of worry or excitement: Julia’s getting into a real flap about her exams. OPPOSITE: (as) cool as a cucumber
See also: flap, get
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