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Verb: fly off the handle
  1. Get very angry and fly into a rage
    "The professor flew off the handle when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question";
    - flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic

Derived forms: flies off the handle, flew off the handle, flown off the handle, flying off the handle

Type of: rage