conniption

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a display of bad temper

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Now, CNN head, Jeff Zucker, who is Jewish, must know what happens to a minority when they are put on the spot after "the majority" are sent into conniptions over the actions of a member of a minority.
No wonder, therefore, that Kabul went into conniptions when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special adviser on national security and foreign policy, Sartaj Aziz, allegedly suggested that Kabul accept some kind of powersharing agreement with the Afghan Taliban, wherein, "parts of the country may eventually be ceded to Taliban control."
As for me, I discovered long ago just how much of a hot potato talking about antisemitism was--about how even using the word can throw people into conniptions, make them defensive, and derail their thought processes; how discussions frequently turn into arguments that sound like one or more versions of what David Hirsh neatly describes as the Livingstone Formulation-- the so-called "use" of the charge of antisemitism as a way of rendering all criticism of Israel as taboo.
That's because the annual Clear Day conniptions are a thing of the past.
"Even his three encyclicals--the most authoritative documents a pope writes--focused on social justice issues and often embraced the kind of liberal policy prescriptions that sent conservatives into conniptions," Gibson wrote.
The "Black rage" (Grief and Cobbs, 1968) and Hawaiian rage (Kasindorf, 2007) conniptions are often turned inward on one's group.
Well, Super Bowl "L"--the 50th Super Bowl, which is four years away--is giving the NFL conniptions. Is there any way to make the L, which will appear on hundreds of thousands of souvenir T-shirts, hats, and mugs in 2016--not to mention a few dozen championship rings--connote anything but "loser"?
I myself go into conniptions of bliss when I attend a superb concert.
In the river, Misha brought out his six bottles of vodka, which initially gave Hicko conniptions until he realised they were just small bottles from the Sydney hotel mini-bar, and we all enjoyed a Russian toast.
This causes "hysterics with sponsors similar to the conniptions over Roosevelt gags." (23)
Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and North America historically have brewed up an Afro-Latino-Anglo mix of moves that constitutes a veritable "zoo" of human dance innovation, not only signifying on ancestors, but "poppin"' and "tickin"' machine conniptions into humorous riffs on industrial ecology.
If you share your abode, a housemate who never washes up could set you off or if you have stroppy teenagers who believe you're their personal slave, well, that too can cause conniptions. Yet if you do make a stand, it can be for the good.
Huckabee's apostasy is causing conniptions in the Republican establishment - conservative icons from The Wall Street Journal to Rush Limbaugh have nothing good to say about him.