go ballistic

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Definition of go ballistic

informal
1 : to become very angry Dad went ballistic when he saw the dent in his car.
2 US : to become very excited The crowd was going ballistic as the runner took the lead.

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“Go ballistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20ballistic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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