throw a wobbly

throw a wobbly


To suddenly become very upset or intensely angry and make a big display of it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia.


John threw a wobbly at work after the boss criticized his report. Needless to say, he won’t be welcome back in the office on Monday.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘throw a wobbly’ mean?

The idiom throw a wobbly means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘throw a wobbly’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘throw a wobbly’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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