hopping mad


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hopping mad

Very angry. Mom was hopping mad after I dented her brand-new car.
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hopping mad

Fig. very angry. Joe got hopping mad when the salescerk was rude to him. The student's practical jokes made the teacher hopping mad.
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hopping mad

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]
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ˌhopping ˈmad (about/over something)

(informal) extremely angry about something: Anne was hopping mad about the sales figures.
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hopping mad

mod. very angry; angry and jumping up and down. I was hopping mad about the broken window.
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hopping mad

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).
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However, no need to jump all over them, it's not as if they've Kermit-ted a crime Mike Bray Ewww she must have been hopping mad! Mad as a box of frogs @LydZ10 ...on IKEA no longer selling blinds with cords to help child safety Good.