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throw a wobbler

To suddenly become very upset or intensely angry and make a big display of it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. John threw a wobbler at work after the boss criticized his report. Needless to say, he won't be coming back in on Monday.
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On hearing the news, Kat Slater threw a wobbler at her dad shrieking "you're not my father".
He threw a wobbler because no lackey with a brolly turned out to protect him from the rain at Heathrow.
LITTLE Leo Sayer threw a wobbler and walked out of Celebrity Big Brother yesterday - after a row over his pants.
LOUIS Walsh threw a wobbler after learning he would be looking after The X Factor oldies.
He saw her in a club that week but he told her he wasn't interested and she threw a wobbler.