go postal

Definition of go postal

US, informal

  1. :  to suddenly behave in a very violent or angry way She suddenly went postal and started yelling at the customers. If he calls me this late again, I'm going to go postal on him.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

postalplay
  1. :  of or relating to the mails or the post office

    :  conducted by mail


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