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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.
See also: of, out, pram, throw, toy
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Stephen Fry threw his toys out of the pram last week and quit Twitter after he got slated for calling costume designer Jenny Beavan a bag lady.
Dad Andrew Fleming threw his toys out of the pram when his baby's buggy broke for the fifth time.
Instead, he threw his toys out of the pram and has already admitted he used bad language to the police.
OLYMPICS minister Hugh Robertson threw his toys out of the pram when security guards at London 2012's new media centre refused to let him in because he didn't have the right pass.
He bickered with his teammates about who came up with a pirate theme for selling ice creams and threw his toys out of the pram when fired.
Well a few seasons back he threw his toys out of the pram at Northampton over some contractual issue and the last I read of him he was touting his pre-historic rugby talents around the regions of England and France looking for a club.
Arsenal didn't even lose at Birmingham last Saturday but William Gallas still threw his toys out of the pram.
He never threw his toys out of the pram, never threw his shirt away in disgust and never got sent off unnecessarily.
Like a good diva, he threw his toys out of the pram, before telling the organisers he was going to get some air.
However, I do find it strange that his boss Keith Hackett is pandering to Jose Mourinho after he threw his toys out of the pram again.
An egotistical, unprofessional performer who threw his toys out of the pram like a spoiled brat, Brown let down a lot of people.