wig out

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wig out

Become or make wildly excited or irrational, as in He'll wig out when he gets the bill for that party. This idiom probably alludes to the earlier flip one's wig (see under flip one's lid). [Slang; c. 1950] Also see freak out, def. 2.

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