Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    shin^ega is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default a fit? throw a fit? what's the meaning?

    well, this is my first time doing this so i'm not sure what's the right thing to do, so please forgive me for many mistakes i made or i will made.
    anyway, i read a novel and there's something i really confuse on. it's here.


    “Just give me the chance to decide whether or not I’m going to throw a fit over taking you to the hospital.”
    He made a face of mock horror. “Please, not a fit!”

    “If you don’t let me see your hand, a fit is guaranteed.”


    i don't understand the word ' a fit ' here, nor ' throw a fit over '. so, can anyone help me, please?

  2. #2
    susiedqq is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,944
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: a fit? throw a fit? what's the meaning?

    "throwing a fit" is an expression that means to have a temper tantrum or emotional outburst.

    She threw a fit over the cost of the meal.

    Someone can also "throw a smile" and throw a glance." These are all idoms you will hear and see quite often in informal speech.

    She threw a smile my way and I knew she wanted to meet me.

    I will just throw a glance into that room to see if he is there.

    A glove "fits" a hand. That means it covers the hand exactly and is the correct size.

Similar Threads

  1. the meaning of "your call"
    By filmfan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Aug-2008, 13:51
  2. in the meaning, in meaning
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2007, 11:28
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-May-2007, 08:58
  4. Any grammar or interpretation mistakes, or any oddities?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-May-2007, 07:05
  5. meaning
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2006, 21:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •