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Very angry. Mom was hopping mad after I dented her brand-new car.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
Fig. very angry. Joe got hopping mad when the salescerk was rude to him. The student's practical jokes made the teacher hopping mad.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Enraged, furious, as in I was hopping mad when they left my name off the list. This expression conjures up an image of jumping up and down with rage. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ˌhopping ˈmad (about/over something)(informal) extremely angry about something: Anne was hopping mad about the sales figures.
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mod. very angry; angry and jumping up and down. I was hopping mad about the broken window.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Extremely angry. The term implies that one is enough enraged to jump up and down or to hop about; it originated in the early nineteenth century in the United States. One of Seba Smith’s humorous political letters stated, “I had a long talk with the General . . . he was hopping mad” (The Life and Writings of Major Jack Downing, 1833).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer