on the rampage

on the rampage

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

Violently excited; furious. This term appears to have come from the Old Scots verb to ramp, meaning “to storm and rage.” The current cliché was known in the mid-nineteenth century. Dickens used it in Great Expectations (1861), in which Joe Gargery tells the hero, “On the Rampage, Pip, and Off the Rampage, Pip; such is Life!”
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Whether that might be, or mightn't be, is a thing as can't be looked into now, without putting your sister on the Rampage; and that's a thing not to be thought of, as being done intentional.