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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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Maybe Jelle Klaasen should have thrown a wobbler at not being including the starting Dutch duo while Co Stompe could have done with the calming saxophonic tones of Kenny G to stop him putting his foot down.
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