Synonyms and Antonyms of flying off the handle
to become very angry
- The manager flew off the handle when another customer complaint was called in.
angering, fulminating, raging, ranting, raving, snapping, snarling, sputtering, storming, teeing off, venting, vituperating
bristling, burning, foaming, fuming, glaring, glowering, seething, sizzling, smoldering (or smouldering), steaming, warming
bursting, exploding, flaring (out), flashing, inflaming (also enflaming), maddening
blowing a gasket, blowing one's cool, blowing one's stack, blowing one's top, flying into a rage, forgetting oneself, going ballistic, having a fit, hitting the ceiling, hitting the roof, losing one's cool, losing one's temper