to flip out

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - flip out

"to flip out"

to become extremely angry, excited or emotional;

to lose control from surprise or shock


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - flip out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why is the boss flipping out?

Colleague 2:  Eugene delivered a report which contained faulty information and the boss used the information in a board meeting.

Colleague 1:  I don't know if I have ever seen the boss so upset.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - flip out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You will never believe what happened. Kyle and Susan won the mega-lottery.

Friend 2:  They must be very excited. I would have loved to see their reactions when they learned of winning the lottery.

Friend 1:  I am sure they both flipped out.

Friend 2:  Anyone would. It is amazing.

to flip out - Usage:


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to flip out - Gerund Form:

Flipping out over the little things in life unduly increases your stress level.

to flip out - Examples:

1)  ... she panicked, and took all three at once. Of course, she flipped out. So much so her naive, inexperienced friends also panicked.

2)  When he buzzed for his car, his car wasn't there so he flipped out, had a hissy fit and started walking on the West Side Highway!

3)  "I was so upset," she said. "I flipped out. I said this is not a simple assault case. It made angry ...

4)  ... model Sarah Stage shared a pregnancy photo of her at 34 weeks and people flipped out at the fact that she still had abs showing with her little baby bump ...

5)  I'm not going to get flipped out by all the horrible things that could happen.

6)  So don't flip out if you see your name here. I've been nominated several times myself ...

7)  If you like what you've heard so far, you'll flip out over the 4500mAh removable battery that includes ...

8)  They just parade the characters past, and while some comic book fans will flip out simply to see these characters in live-action, ...

9)  I get really angry sometimes and flip out so I would like to apologise publicly to any of you if I ever ...

10)  ... his brilliant young students will botch a case and completely flip out, having until that moment never failed at anything.

11)  Everyone started flipping out, saying it was the death of retail... the pervading mentality started this ...

12)  Just don't start flipping out because someone destroyed a perfectly good retro Mac.

13)  I'll continue to write whatever I want and you work on not flipping out when you see something you disagree with.

14)  When everyone on your timeline is flipping out over Apple's latest font change, but you have an Android: ...

15)  The problem arises when one partner over-reacts and doesn't fight fair, flipping out at the first sign of a disagreement.

16)  ... but when he suddenly flips out on air and declares "I'm mad as hell and I'm not ...

17)  ... a lusty to-and-fro that comes to a head in a bizarre sequence where the writer flips out, hallucinating terrifying visions of what could go wrong if they have an affair ...

18)  Kyle then literally flips out, screaming ...

19)  ... and then Bruce Banner flips out and destroys the Helicarrier.

20)  Unfortunately, as the talks begin, one of the faction members flips out and shoots Riva's chorus.