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Verb: fly off the handle
Usage: informal
  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 [N. Amer, informal], blow up [informal], throw a fit [informal], hit the roof [informal], hit the ceiling [informal], have a fit [informal], blow one's stack [N. Amer, informal], flip one's wig [US, informal], lose one's temper, blow a fuse [informal], go ballistic [informal], go mental [informal], blow a gasket [informal], go off the deep end [informal], blow one's top [informal], go ape [informal]

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

Type of: rage