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go bonkers

1. To be or become wild, restless, irrational, or crazy; to act in such a way. The drivers in this country seem to go completely bonkers if there's even a little bit of snow on the ground. Don't give the kids too much sugar or they'll end up going bonkers! We thought taking our family vacation in a tiny cottage out in the country would be a nice break from city life, but we all went a bit bonkers after a few days.
2. To be or become very angry or upset. My parents went bonkers when they found out I'd taken the car without asking. Now, don't go bonkers or anything, but I've decided to move to Canada.
3. To be or become extremely excited or enthusiastic (about something). I've never understood that pop star's popularity, but kids just go bonkers for her music.
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It's bad enough having Christmas forced upon us in the shops and on TV in September and October, but this hotel has gone bonkers by putting up a tree and decorations.
To see Theresa May who had just signed off on a Withdrawal Agreement she had claimed was the best deal possible urging MPs to vote against it was proof Britain has gone bonkers.
The theatre star said this week: "My schedule has gone bonkers and I find it overwhelming most of the time.
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He said: "It's gone bonkers on Twitter - it's almost better than going through.
They have gone bonkers, and laid into the players, the coach, the team management and anyone else they could think of with gleeful brutality.
I only ask because their leader Natalie Bennett seems to have gone bonkers.
And by the way, you can pay at the office for all your tickets too but you'll have to use a credit card because there is an additional fee for paying with cash!The world has gone bonkers.
The world's gone bonkers" - Botanist David Bellamy, pictured, who says the BBC dropped him because he does not believe in global warming.
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THE BBC may have gone bonkers for all things Darwinian at the moment, but for many of us, it's a treat to see so many famous faces examining the life and work of the eminent scientist.
Stewart said: "I thought Paul had gone bonkers when he entered him in a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.
"Everyone's gone bonkers about art," he exclaims, in the vain hope that footy fans will watch his three visits this week to the Royal Academy of Arts.
Our major problem is that our manager has gone bonkers.