bent out of shape

Idioms & Phrases

bent out of shape

  1. Infuriated, annoyed, as in Don't let Paul get you bent out of shapecalm down.

  2. Shocked, astonished, as in That conservative audience was bent out of shape by his speech. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see in good condition (shape).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: bent on
Next Definition: berth
Words Near: bent out of shape
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for bent out of shape
More from
Search for articles containing bent out of shape Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature