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get in(to) a snit

To become angry, agitated, or irritated. John is always getting into a snit with his girlfriend over the silliest things. Don't get in 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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be in a ˈsnit

(American English) be bad-tempered and refuse to speak to anybody for a time because you are angry about something: She was in quite a snit. Hope it wasn’t something I said.What are you in such a snit about?
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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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snit

(snɪt)
n. a state of resentment. Don’t work yourself into such a snit.
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Since Chunhyang's lower-class status could jeopardize her husband's standing before he passes the all-important civil service exam, Mongryong convinces her - after much snit throwing and tearing of exquisite costume - to stay behind and wait for him.
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