One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he got really steamed up about forgetting his papers’
become agitated, get worked up, get overwrought, get flustered, panic, become panic-stricken
get het up, get into a state, get into a tizzy, get uptight, get into a stew, get the willies, get the heebie-jeebies, go into a flat spin
British have kittens, have an attack of the wobblies
2‘they get steamed up about the media’
become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper
get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho
British go crackers, go spare, do one's nut
North American flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack
vulgar slang go apeshit
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