temper tantrum


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temper tantrum

An extreme and childish display of unreasonable anger, frustration, or distemper. I can't believe you threw a temper tantrum like that just because I didn't want to go see some movie with you! Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately. I guess she's just going into the "terrible twos."
See also: tantrum, temper
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Responsible parents need an awareness of teenage temper tantrums.
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And the temper tantrum has thrown ITV bosses into a panic search for a replacement in case the flame-haired judge refuses to return.
Penny threw a temper tantrum in the dugout that was caught by cameras during a national telecast.
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Whenever a child feels threatened or forced to play, he or she will react negatively, begin crying or throwing a temper tantrum to get out of the situation.
The Patriot movement represents an expression of profound anger, virtually a temper tantrum, by a subculture made up primarily, but not exclusively, of white, Christian males.
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Instead, it was about everything but that, including a nationally televised temper tantrum that had everything to do with the individual throwing it and nothing to do with the team he plays for.
Some critics went wild for it, but this picky queen (and ardent Bernadettephile) felt that for all the pain and ruthless determination she mustered, there was ultimately something missing, that her "Rose's Turn" was more temper tantrum than nervous breakdown.