in a flap


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When a company finds itself in a flap over anything—a financial transgression or a right-wing backlash to a savvy, laudable marketing campaign (see Budweiser)—what’s often behind a company’s confused response and executive departures is weak management that went unnoticed. Lila Maclellan, Fortune, 5 May 2023 An early test of Mr. Johnson’s resilience will come on Thursday, when voters in North Shropshire, a district near Wales, fill a seat vacated after a Conservative lawmaker, Owen Paterson, resigned in a flap over his outside lobbying activities. New York Times, 13 Dec. 2021 Maine Lebanon: Residents will vote on whether to recall several town leaders in a flap that grew out of the select board chairman’s decision to take a farmer’s pot plants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2021

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“In a flap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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