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a hissy

An outburst of rage, frustration, or ill temper. My mom's going to have a hissy when she sees what happened to the car! I was so embarrassed when Danny started having a hissy in the grocery store.
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hissy (fit)

Rur. a tantrum. (Often with throw. Probably refers to an angry, hissing cat.) Jane practically has a hissy fit every time she gets a run in her nylons. The boss is really mad today. It's just one hissy fit after another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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