A child operating behind the threat of a tantrum will begin by crying softly.
There's the "finale" we should be seeking after the broken crockery from the Tea Party tantrum is cleared away.
Or was it because Gregg couldn't stand up to the tantrum he was hearing from the enraged GOP over the Emanuel plotting?
A tantrum that does not yield the desired result has catastrophic consequences.
Thus any child considering the tantrum will keep his cards close to his chest.
Before they had gone very far, Amelia Anabelle had a tantrum which added greatly to the fun.
Because, before you went into any tantrum about yourself, who are—'
Her rebellion against fate meant nothing more to him than a tantrum to be curbed.
But Brother Archangias, still holding his cards, flew into a tantrum: 'Oh!
By-the-bye, there is no better way of stopping a tantrum than quietly to divert the child's attention to something else.
1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin.
tantrum tan·trum (tān'trəm)
A fit of bad temper.