throw a (temper) tantrum

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throw a (temper) tantrum

To have an outburst of childish or unreasonable anger, frustration, or ill temper. I was so embarrassed when Danny started throwing a tantrum in the grocery store. You're adults, not children, and throwing a temper tantrum every time something doesn't go your way is not the way to address things.
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throw a tantrum

to have a temper tantrum; to put on an active display of childish temper. I never dreamed that Bob would throw a tantrum right there in the department store. You must be so embarrassed!
See also: tantrum, throw

throw a ˈtantrum

(British English also throw a ˈwobbly) (informal) suddenly become very angry and behave in an unreasonable way: When you were a child, you were always throwing tantrums.My mum would throw a wobbly if she knew what we’d been doing.
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If your child throws a tantrum because she does not want to eat vegetables, ignore her.
If he throws a tantrum when you take him off, ignore him and he'll be all right after 10 minutes.
But I think the best way to handle someone like Craig is to just ignore him when he throws a tantrum.
If, when he throws a tantrum, you send him to his room, do it every time.
If a child throws a tantrum in a shopping mall, a parent's instinct is to leave the mall and avoid a scene, not spend a few minutes redirecting the child's attention to a toy and praising him effusively when the emotional storm passes.