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Anger and Annoyance Idioms

Fill the blanks in these idioms about being angry or annoyed.
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Last updated: May 27, 2019
First submittedAugust 6, 2013
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Idiom
Foaming at the mouth
Blow a gasket
Makes one's blood boil
Ruffle one's feathers
Have a bone to pick
Have an axe to grind
Fly off the handle
Idiom
Have a short fuse
Get one's knickers in a twist
Rant and rave
Rub one the wrong way
Had it up to here
Got up on the wrong side of the bed
Drive one up the wall
Idiom
Make one see red
Chip on one's shoulder
At wit's end
Up in arms
Fit to be tied
A bee in one's bonnet
Have a conniption fit
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level 51
Sep 5, 2013
I've also heard "knickers in a bunch" before.
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level 49
Sep 5, 2013
Agree. Knot too.
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level 77
Sep 5, 2013
I tried bunch, then knot, then twist.
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level 16
Apr 16, 2014
I've heard it with "wad" as well.
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level 76
Jul 1, 2014
That was my first answer, although I hear it more commonly said in connection with panties.
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level 66
Nov 13, 2014
The way I've heard it is "Undies in a bunch" or "Knickers in a twist." I'm in Midwest US, if anyone cares for regional considerations. :D
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level 22
Jan 1, 2016
yeah I've only heard of twist but each to their own I suppose
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level 38
Feb 1, 2017
I've heard wad
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level 66
Sep 5, 2013
But there was no penguin involved in any of these!
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level 66
Nov 13, 2014
The pictured penguin is clearly "up in arms." Or, at least "up in arm." :D
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level 76
Dec 11, 2019
He's giving us the bird.
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level 55
Sep 6, 2013
I tried tangle - like tangled up in your underwear?
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level 43
Sep 6, 2013
Good quiz. Got 21 out of 21.
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level 55
Aug 18, 2015
Technically, I don't think "foaming at the mouth" has anything to do with anger or annoyance. I thought it had to do with craziness (referring back to rabid dogs foaming at the mouth). But I suppose maybe people do use it in connection with anger?
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level 68
Nov 7, 2016
You never met my Latin Teacher!
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level 64
May 28, 2019
that is the only way I know it, never heard it being used for crazy.
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level 67
Jun 4, 2019
to me it always meant a mixture of crazy and mad, because it comes from animals with rabies who are overly aggressive.
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level 59
Dec 16, 2015
Never heard of conniption fit. Otherwise easy. Maybe a bit too easy? Does that mean these idioms are a reflection of me??? Hope not!
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level 46
Jan 18, 2018
Never heard of a conniption anything
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level 67
Jun 4, 2019
I've always just heard it as having a conniption, never heard fit added to the end
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level 72
Sep 11, 2016
never heard expression 'fit to be tied' or the word 'conniption', despite having some friends in New England. Don't think we use either of these in UK or Ireland.
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level 68
Nov 7, 2016
I didn't get 'Fit to be Tied'...... but somewhere in my memory I can just hear something from a song in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'.
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level 64
May 28, 2019
never heard of either of the fit ones.
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level 62
Mar 21, 2017
What about "Have a short temper"? I'd say that fits anger.
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level 67
Jun 4, 2019
I tried that first as well, but is it really an idiom?
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level 67
Aug 18, 2017
Conniption is one of my favorite words, along with dudgeon. Speaking of that, you didn't have "in high dudgeon" here.
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level 71
Feb 27, 2018
I fell into the hole called 'Have a nose to pick', and couldn't get out. Nul points.
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
does it make me a bad person that I knew all of these adn did this one with relative ease? LoL
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level 45
Dec 14, 2018
Looked up conniption fit and discovered hissy fit too! Not very useful if you don't live in south east USA.
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level 64
May 28, 2019
I know hissy fit, never heard the word conniption though. Hah even my spellcheck has never heard of it :D
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level 57
May 29, 2019
I remember it from my youth in 1980s Nashville, though I remember hissy fit being used more. I hadn't thought of/heard it in years, but conniption came right to mind. Time for some Country Time Lemonade on the veranda. I still love Nashville, FWIW.
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level 76
Dec 11, 2019
Those terms are used all-over, not just the South.
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level 46
Apr 29, 2019
What about "pushing one's buttons"?
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level 77
May 28, 2019
Am I the only one who has never heard "fly off the handle" before?
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level 64
May 28, 2019
I've heard of being 'rubbed UP the wrong way', but never heard it without the 'up'.
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level 64
May 28, 2019
I thought it was stroke, though I knew the rub version, though I couldnt get away from stroke
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level 67
May 28, 2019
Got stuck on “make ‘em see stars” like they’re so angry they want to punch the other guy. Not sure if that should count or not.
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level 67
May 28, 2019
Also, Anger and Annoyance would be the sassiest and sauciest Jane Austen novel ever.
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level 43
May 29, 2019
Is it a bad thing that I got all of them in less than a minute?
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level 57
May 29, 2019
This is a very unique and fun quiz.
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level 28
May 29, 2019
A short "Fuse". *damn*..
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level 59
Dec 11, 2019
Bang Zoom. Straight to the Moon
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level 39
Dec 11, 2019
Just guessed "twist" didn't actually know
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