temper tantrum

noun

Origin:
1925–30

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Main Entry:  temper tantrum
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a loss of mental balance or composure, esp. by an outburst of anger or irritation; also called tantrum
Etymology:  tantrum's origin is unknown
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Example sentences
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.
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