in a snit

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in a snit

Angry, agitated, or irritated. John is always in a snit with his girlfriend over the silliest things. Don't get into a snit with me. I was trying to be helpful!
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in a snit

Fig. in a fit of anger or irritation. Don't get in a snit. It was an accident. Mary is in a snit because they didn't ask her to come to the shindig.
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in a snit

In a state of agitation or irritation, as in He is in a snit over the guest list. It is also put as get in or into a snit , as in She tends to get in a snit every time things don't go her way. The origin of this expression is uncertain. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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in a snit

mod. in a fit of anger or irritation. Mary is in a snit because they didn’t ask her to come to the shindig.
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When he takes the thought a step further, admiring the sexual freedom of gay men "[They're] not: conditioned by what women will allow or wife walks away in a snit.
If you thought the mysteries of the great duogram "JM" (that is, Janet Malcolm versus Joe McGinnis, Jeffrey MacDonald, and all the way back to Jeffrey Masson) were fascinating, you might want to try "JJ" - that is, Jill Johnston versus Jasper Johns and, in a snit of noncompliance, a bit of vice versa.