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Conniption fit


(Old fashioned) Tantrum. ‘Conniption’ is an archaic term for rage or hysteria, so to have a fit of it, is to be enraged. (Compare to Have a fit, Flip out or Boil over.) {see 5 Levels of Anger blog}

“I told my son he could not join the army so he had a conniption fit.”


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