go ballistic


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

Examples of go ballistic in a Sentence

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“Go ballistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20ballistic. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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