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go ape

verb phrase
  1. To behave stupidly, irrationally, and violently; go wild: When they told him, he went ape and wrecked his room
  2. To be very enthusiastic; admire enormously: People are going quietly ape over the girl/ Everyone we met, experienced native and green tourist alike, went ape for it (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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