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throw (one's) toys out of the pram

To behave in a petulantly upset or angry manner; to act like an angry child. Primarily heard in UK. Manchester United's star striker threw his toys out of the pram after he was ejected from the match for biting another player.
See also: of, out, pram, throw, toy

throw your toys out of the pram

If someone throws their toys out of the pram, they express their anger or disappointment in a childish way. They say he may have thrown his toys out of the pram after being made to report to Smith. Note: Words for names of toys are often used instead of toys with the same meaning. I for one, will certainly not be crying into my beer or throwing my rattle out of the pram. I hope that your girlfriend is prepared to stand up to you as you throw your dummy out of the pram.
See also: of, out, pram, throw, toy

throw your toys out of the pram

have a temper tantrum. British informal
2005 Hecklerspray Some might suggest that for Oprah to throw her toys out of the pram because a French woman told her she couldn't look at some clothes comes across as…just a little arrogant.
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She put her arms around her, she was 10cm away from my pram. When I looked I thought 'what the f***.
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They exchanged words, with Smith telling her: "Don't you know I've lost my child?" Smith walked off at the stop but got back on and walked up to the pram.
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Councillors have now ruled that children's pushchairs or prams must not be transported in the vehicle unless they are folded and stored within the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
Symantha, 24, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, told me: "In the four months since William and Amelia were born, the pram has spent more time away being fixed than in use.
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The pram raid comes as cops deal with a rise in steel and metal thefts, including car parts, bicycles, lawnmowers and even wrought iron fireplaces.