One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become crazed and violent, especially as the result of stress.
- ‘You're not the only one who's lost out before, but you don't see me going postal on a hospital room!’
- ‘Against the odds, you will find the self-restraint and strength of character to restrain yourself from going postal at annoying chattery colleagues.’
- ‘I ran the department that particular festive season, and I felt like going postal pretty much every day in the stretch before Christmas, believe me.’
- ‘I guess there's no use in screaming for help since I doubt our friends have gone postal and are out to kill us.’
- ‘This was not some guy from the Midwest who'd gone postal on his co-workers.’
- ‘It was intentional, a case of someone going postal.’
- ‘The talk was that someone went postal at the docks.’
- ‘However, instead of going postal and risk the chance you may do something you'll regret later, take his/her picture and throw darts at it.’
- ‘I ask one question about her to my father and he goes postal on me.’
- ‘I survived about thirty-five years of it myself without calling in sick or making colossal mistakes or going postal whenever it was that time of the month.’
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