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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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