in a paddy

in a paddy

Very or unreasonably angry or upset; in an outburst of rage, frustration, or ill temper. Primarily heard in UK. A: "What's Danny in a paddy about now?" B: "Oh, I wouldn't let him eat a cookie that fell on the floor, that's all."
See also: paddy
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