flip one's lid

Slang Dictionary

lid definition


  1. n.
    an eyelid. : Her lids began to close, and the professor raised his voice to a roar.
  2. n.
    one half to one ounce of marijuana. (Drugs. An amount that will fill a Prince Albert tobacco can lid. Often plural.) : It looks like a matchbox to me. Why do they call it a lid?
  3. n.
    a hat. : Where did you get that silly lid?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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flip (one's) wig definition


and flip (one's) lid
  1. tv.
    to go crazy; to lose control. : I so flipped my lid when I got the news. , I nearly flipped my wig when I heard.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

flip one's lid

Also, flip one's wig; flip out. React very strongly or wildly, as with anger, surprise, or excitement; also, go crazy. For example, I'm going to flip my lid if he doesn't show up, or She really flipped out when she realized that she had won first prize, or I think Rob has flipped his wig. These slangy expressions, with their allusion to losing the top of one's head, date from the 1930s and 1940s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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