on a rampage

on a rampage

Causing great destruction, disruption, or chaos; behaving very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces were on a rampage in the holy city. Our teacher went on a rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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on a rampage

Behaving violently, as in There was a near riot after the game, when some of the spectators went on a rampage. This term comes from the Old Scots verb ramp, meaning "to storm and rage." [Mid-1800s]
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References in classic literature ?
In the forest of the table-land a mile back from the ocean old Kerchak the Ape was on a rampage of rage among his people.