throw a wobbler

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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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But millions of viewers saw Sharon throw a wobbler as the 25-year-old failed to impress as he fought to get through the first phase of boot camp.