hissy fit

Idiom Definition

"hissy fit"

a childish temper tantrum;

an unreasonable emotional outburst


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hissy fit

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What's up with Harvey?

Colleague 2:  The art department doesn't have his storyboards ready and Harvey needs them for a big presentation.

Colleague 1:  And his reaction is to have a hissy fit?

Colleague 2:  It's not the most mature way to deal with a frustrating situation.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hissy fit

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  What happened?

Father:  Young James got upset when I told him he couldn't have a cookie before supper.

Mother:  I am afraid he is at that age where he simply does not know how to control his emotions.

Father:  I sure will be happy when he progresses beyond throwing hissy fits when he doesn't get his way.

hissy fit - Usage:


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hissy fit - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for hissy fit.

hissy fit - Examples:

1)  ... with a tweet that almost no one saw, and Woods threw a hissy fit

2)  ... sorts of colourful language to achieve maximum media attention for what amounted to a corporate hissy fit

3)  Luckless hitchhiker throws 'hissy fit,' ends up arrested: It's admittedly not the optimal place to ...

4)  Oh he threw an absolute hissy fit. He was lying prone on the road screaming that New Zealanders were ...

5)  ... with local weather forecasters not ruling out a hissy fit from Mother Nature this weekend.

6)  Just a day out. The government should not get into an unnecessary hissy fit and just allow it.

7)  ... and another lobbing her imperfect sponge across the tent, encouraged in her hissy fit by ...

8)  Just keep going. DO NOT collapse into a hissy fit of your own in public. You have just shown yourself completely unfit to ...

9)  You're having a hissy fit because you lost.

10)  If we go for something to eat Shane might have a hissy fit and slap me and that draws attention.

11)  ... if he cant then will he throw another hissy fit.

12)  ... and also knowing that when things don't go your way, throwing a hissy fit does nothing but make a fool of yourself.

13)  ... had a good old hissy fit. He flung his arms about. He screamed at the ground.

14)  His hissy fit, drama queen approach to life is quite comical to say the least.

15)  ... one country leaving can be passed off in Brussels as a hissy fit, but a second domino falling creates momentum.

16)  ... show up for voluntary work and compete for their jobs without throwing a hissy fit about it.

17)  ... went into a hissy fit and booted the ball into the crowd before ripping off his shirt and throwing ...

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

19)  You can't throw a self-righteous hissy fit when people say that they find your public declarations of grief a bit much.

20)  ... and quite ludicrous that racism card is rolled out in the heat of a hissy fit because they didn't get picked, ...