throw a fit


variants or have a fit
: to express extreme anger
Dad will throw a fit if he finds out.
Don't have a fit if it doesn't turn out as you want.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But day-care centers may take different approaches when youngsters throw a fit, said Samina Hadi-Tabassum, a clinical professor and the director of the child development program at the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in Chicago that focuses on early childhood development. Daniel Bortz, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2023 Maybe Rachel Berry would throw a fit if her performance was ineligible for a Tony Award, but present-day Lea Michele insists that she isn’t bothered. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, 1 Sep. 2022

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“Throw a fit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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