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temper tantrum

noun
1.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for temper tantrum
  • Data that doesn't fit your case, gets a temper tantrum.
  • And when the consequences happened, she would have an hourlong temper tantrum.
  • Cannot disagree with peers without escalating into a temper tantrum or running away from the situation.
  • She could only fall asleep with a movie on and had a temper tantrum with what the foster mom thought was a nurturing activity.
  • Instead of having a temper tantrum, how about coming up with solutions instead of this never-ending whining.
Contemporary definitions for temper tantrum
noun

a loss of mental balance or composure, esp. by an outburst of anger or irritation; also called tantrum

Word Origin

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