have/throw/pitch a tantrum

idiom

used to mean a child has an angry outburst or someone who is not a child gets very angry and upset and behaves like a child
When he doesn't get his way, he throws a tantrum.

Examples of have/throw/pitch a tantrum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a long two days of court naps and having to sit through mean memes, Donald Trump took to Truth Social to throw a tantrum. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2024 To round out the vibe, throw a tantrum until someone gives you a Mountain Dew. Jen Spyra, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2024 Read the full Cancer Daily Horoscope Leo (July 23 - August 22) Tempted to throw a tantrum? USA TODAY, 1 June 2023 Joe resisted answering any questions about the business and if pressed would throw a tantrum including kicking household objects and throwing tools against the wall. Peter J Reilly, Forbes, 10 July 2022 Sometimes when Christopher Wilson, who produces and performs bass music as Riot Ten, is out with his family, his four-year old son Kai will have a tantrum. Harry Levin, Billboard, 29 Apr. 2022 Flimsy answers are likely to be ridiculed and cause the quizmaster to have a tantrum, before an expert reveals the true answer and a provides a humorous demonstration or experiment. Patrick Frater, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 My children are just as likely as anyone else's to throw a tantrum on a plane or knock over a glass of juice at a restaurant. Stephanie H. Murray, The Week, 25 Oct. 2021 Watch @GovRonDeSantis have a tantrum like a toddler. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 5 Jan. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'have/throw/pitch a tantrum.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near have/throw/pitch a tantrum

have the time of one's life

have/throw/pitch a tantrum

have to

Cite this Entry

“Have/throw/pitch a tantrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fthrow%2Fpitch%20a%20tantrum. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!