Don’t get angry now!

Hey there,

Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

Well… I guess you are improving your English vocabulary at a very nice pace which I think is quite commendable. So first I would like you to applaud for how much you learnt till now because it means a lot.

I know, it’s just the starting but we are doing quite well and if you keep going like this, you will definitely notice a high curve of improvement in your spoken English and vocabulary. So usually I like to first start off with the context, then the meaning and examples. But today I thought I should write about a particular emotion which I often face when people don’t like something about a situation or me.

You got me?

Yeah, you are right.

It’s anger.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and learn some of the idioms which convey this emotion ‘Anger or frustration’, so here are the anger idioms:

  • Get on someone’s nerve

Meaning: Irritate someone a lot that they come on the verge of anger.


  • The kids get on her nerve at times.
  • Don’t mind John but your continuous speaking is getting on my nerves now.


  • Go ballistic

Meaning: To become very angry.


  • Susan’s went ballistic when she came to know that her daughter Emma failed again.
  • My father went ballistic when he realized I am not attending the upcoming semester exams.


  • Drive someone up the wall

Meaning: It has a similar meaning to that of ‘get on someone’s nerve’. It means to irritate someone to an extent that they get on the verge of getting angry.


  • It drives me up the wall when I hear fake excuses.
  • It drives me up the wall when people are busy in their cell phones during a conversation.


  • Fly off the handle/Fly into a rage

Meaning: To become suddenly angry.


  • My boss flew into the rage when he learnt that I did not complete the report.
  • The class teacher flew off the handle seeing the whole class shouting and making noise.


  • Get your knickers in a twist

Meaning: When you get your knickers in a twist, it means you are angry, nervous or upset with the present situation.


  • Don’t get your knickers in a twist; I will get the car repaired by tomorrow.
  • My boss got his knickers in a twist knowing the fact they incurred a loss of $50,000.


Hope you did not hit the ceiling (Click here!) after reading this ‘anger’ blog and understood it quite well.

Let me know about your views about these anger idioms (without getting angry, haha).

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Till then, take care and?

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