One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this causes the dog to go up the wall and bark his head off’
lose one's temper, lose control, become enraged, go into a rage, fly into a passion, fly into a temper, boil over, boil over with rage, flare up, fire up, go berserk, throw a tantrum, explode
blow one's top, fly off the handle, lose one's cool, get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, see red, go off the deep end, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit
British go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly
North American flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit
vulgar slang go apeshit
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