Idiom of the Week: Lose It

Meaning: To suddenly get very angry.


My teacher absolutely lost it when I told him I forgot to do my homework again.

This morning a man bumped into a woman as he was getting on the train and the woman lost it.

You better stop talking and just walk away because it looks like he’s going to lose it.


Pop Quiz:

What might make someone lose it?

A.  Lending them money.

B. Making them dinner.

C. Spilling their coffee.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. Somebody might get angry if you spill their coffee – especially if it’s on them; especially if it’s hot; especially if they’re addicted to caffeine!

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