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Go nuclear


Erupt in anger. Nuclear suggests a huge reaction of megaton force meaning someone is extremely angry. (CompareĀ  to Go ballistic, Lose it or On the warpath.) {See 5 Levels of Anger blog.}

“When I asked my brother for money for my date, he went nuclear on me and screamed I should learn to earn and save money instead of asking for it.”

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