throw a wobbly

throw a wobbly
to react in a very angry way to something that someone says or does

Mum threw a wobbly when I spilt my drink on the carpet.


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  • throw a wobbly — (informal) To have a fit of hysterics or a tantrum, or behave otherwise unnervingly • • • Main Entry: ↑wobble * * * throw a wobbly phrase to react in a very angry way to something that someone says or does Mum threw a wobbly when I spilt my drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a wobbly —    / wobbler    When someone, usually a capricious person, throws a wobbly, they have a fit of nerves or bad temper and lose all self control.     He s very calm not the sort of man to throw a wobbly if he doesn t have a clean shirt! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw a wobbly/wobbler —    When someone, usually a capricious person, throws a wobbly, they have a fit of nerves or bad temper and lose all self control.     He s very calm not the sort of man to throw a wobbly if he doesn t have a clean shirt! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw a wobbly — Vrb phrs. Become very angry. Also throw a wobbler and chuck a wobbly. E.g. He threw a wobbly when he found her having sex with the plumber on the kitchen floor …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • throw a wobbly — British & Australian, informal to suddenly become very angry. She saw Peter talking to an attractive blonde and threw a wobbly …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw a wobbly/wobbler — vb British to suddenly behave irrationally or to have a temper tantrum. This phrase has become popular in Britain since the end of the 1970s, but dates from the 1950s. Its exact derivation is unclear, but may reflect simply an attack of shaking… …   Contemporary slang

  • throw a wobbly — verb To burst out into a verbal uproar …   Wiktionary

  • Throw a wobbly — 1. become angry; have a tantrum; make a scene; 2. (of a machine, etc.) fail to function properly; break down …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • throw a wobbly — Australian Slang 1. become angry; have a tantrum; make a scene; 2. (of a machine, etc.) fail to function properly; break down …   English dialects glossary

  • wobbly — I UK [ˈwɒblɪ] / US [ˈwɑblɪ] adjective Word forms wobbly : adjective wobbly comparative wobblier superlative wobbliest 1) a) moving from side to side in a way that is not steady a wobbly chair/table/wheel b) not held firmly in place a wobbly tooth …   English dictionary

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