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go berserk

To go crazy, especially in anger. The phrase, and the word "berserk" itself, is related to a group of Norse warriors called "berserkers," who were known for being violently frenzied in battle. Mom will go berserk if she catches you sneaking out after curfew again.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go berserk

to go crazy. She went berserk and strangled her cat.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go berserk

Erupt in furious rage, become crazily violent. For example, When they announced the gymnast's score, her coach went berserk. This expression is believed to allude to the name of Norse warriors renowned for their ferocity in battle and for wearing no armor but a bearskin shirt (or berserkar). [Late 1800s] Also see go ape.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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