fly off the handle


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Related to fly off the handle: on cloud nine, dropping like flies
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Now that our anchor is established, let's fly off the handle to the charming asterism Ferrero 6, named for French amateur Laurent Ferrero.
If they do fly off the handle, talk to them again when things have calmed down.
She'd fly off the handle over nothing and treat our father (the best natured person) like a dog.
Very few people met his high standards, which irked him and he was always likely to fly off the handle into a rage, then 30 seconds later the emotional pendulum would swing completely back the other way.
Basically journalists with little or no emotional intelligence ask daft questions that are certain to see soccer bosses fly off the handle with the blood still curdling after a tough 90 minutes in the dug-out.
They would probably fly off the handle and leave home.
Men are also liable to fly off the handle when it comes to on street parking spaces.
But she is no wild spirit, ready to fly off the handle at every disappointment that may come her way and this she attributes to her parents, Marina and Vladimir.
He lets his temper flare and tends to fly off the handle too easily.