in a flap

Definition of in a flap

  1. :  angry or unhappy :  upset He got in a flap over the delays in the schedule.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a stroke with something broad :  slap

    :  something broad and flat used for striking

    :  something that is broad, limber, or flat and usually thin and that hangs loose or projects freely: such as

  1. :  to beat with or as if with a flap

    :  to toss sharply :  fling

    :  to move or cause to move in flaps

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a brief usually trivial fact

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