flip one's lid

Definition of flip one's lid

informal
:to become crazy or very angry
  • His mother flipped her lid when she saw what a mess he'd made.

Word by Word Definitions

flip play
  1. : to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air

  2. : to cause to turn and especially to turn over

  3. : to move with a small quick motion

  1. : a mixed drink usually consisting of a sweetened spiced liquor with beaten eggs

  2. : an act or instance of flipping

  3. : the motion used in flipping

  1. : flippant, impertinent

lid play
  1. : a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (such as a vessel or box)

  2. : eyelid

  3. : the operculum in mosses

  1. : to cover or supply with a lid


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