Amelia Ramsey would have had a conniption fit if she had known that her precious boy was working out.
That dog of yours, Carlyn May, will give Jimmy a conniption fit yet.
On the bank the Wildcat had launched into his third conniption fit.
She said she almost had a conniption fit but Emma kept hold of her.
So dont have a conniption fit right off, because Ive thought it all out and I know just exactly what I can do.
“If you don't come away from that window and set on the sofa I shall have a conniption fit,” she said.
"Even if you did hurry into my room and scare me into conniption fits telling me I'd be late," laughed Billy.
One of the lawyers took the horrors, and had to be taken home in a carriage—threw a conniption fit every block!
It isn't wise to have a conniption fit every time you lose a trick.
Jim Barlow would have a conniption fit if he ever knew what Aurora Blank had said.
1833, American English, origin uncertain; perhaps related to corruption, which was used in a sense of "anger" from 1799, or from English dialectal canapshus "ill-tempered, captious," probably a corruption of captious.
A violent tantrum; hysterics; Catfit, duck-fit: Please don't throw a conniption fit over the news
[first form 1833+, second 1848+; origin unknown; the later term catnip fit is a stab at folk etymology]