have a cow


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have a cow

To get very upset about something, often more than is expected or warranted. Jeez, I'll pay for the damage. Don't have a cow! My mother will have a cow if we get a stain on the new sofa.
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have a cow

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you have a cow, you become very upset or angry. He'll have a cow if he ever finds out!
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have a cow

become angry, excited, or agitated. North American informal
1990 Susin Nielsen Wheels ‘Don't have a cow,’ she said huffily. ‘It's no big deal.’
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have a ˈcow

(American English, slang) suddenly become very excited or angry: My dad spent $500 on a new coat and my mom had a cow.
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have a cow

Slang To become amazed, angered, or upset: He had a cow when he saw the mess we made.
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