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    Default flip out on someone

    "If you ask me a single question, I'm going to flip out on you."

    Does it mean to get mad at a person?
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    Default Re: flip out on someone

    Not necessarily mad, but definitely annoyed.

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    Default Re: flip out on someone

    Hmm. I can't really agree with Sharon on this. When you flip out, you not only get angry, but you ACT angry - you yell, rant, rave, maybe even throw things. There are definitely actions associated with your emotional response.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Yup, "flip out" implies visibly and demonstrably angry.

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    Default Re: flip out on someone

    Not teacher

    It can mean to reach the breaking point.
    If you keep poking that animal in its cage, it will flip out and attack you.

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