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Have a fit   /hæv ə fɪt/   Listen
Have a fit

verb






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"Have a fit" Quotes from Famous Books



... send him this cablegram from St. Petersburg: 'They never fight in Balkans. Just scare each other. Skip headlines, father dear. Will be home soon. Beverly.' How does that sound? It will cost a lot, but he brought it upon his own head. And we're not in the Balkans, anyway. Aunt Joe will have a fit. Please call an A. D. T. boy, princess. I want to send ...
— Beverly of Graustark • George Barr McCutcheon

... When one walks down that street opposite the British Museum—what's it called?— that's what I mean. It's all like that. Those fat women—and the man standing in the middle of the road as if he were going to have a fit ..." ...
— Jacob's Room • Virginia Woolf

... I could take her home to have a match against the boys," replied Avis. "How astonished they would be! I think our old gardener would have a fit. He doesn't at all approve of girls' cricket, and told me once that 'young misses weren't meant to be lads', and I should 'only make a bad job of it'. He rolls the tennis court most beautifully, though, when he knows I'm ...
— The Nicest Girl in the School - A Story of School Life • Angela Brazil

... don't stop those street-arab tricks," remarked Mont, "you'll have a fit, after such a meal ...
— The Wizard of the Sea - A Trip Under the Ocean • Roy Rockwood

... have a fit. I'll just roll 'em up, and take 'em home with me to-night and darn 'em by hand." She laughed at herself, a little ...
— Defenders of Democracy • The Militia of Mercy

... more comfortable at every stroke, and by the time they reached the Gut began to hope that he should not have a fit or lose all his strength just at the start, or cut a crab, or come to some other unutterable grief, the fear of which had ...
— Tom Brown at Oxford • Thomas Hughes

... one who came to the assistance of Jonas Kink was his brother-in-law, Thomas Rocliffe, who, thinking that Bideabout was going to have a fit, ran to him and ...
— The Broom-Squire • S. (Sabine) Baring-Gould

... watch Jean-Christophe and enjoy his fury. As a relief from boredom she would invent stupid little tricks, with no other object than to interrupt the lesson and to annoy Jean-Christophe. She would pretend to choke, so as to make herself interesting; she would have a fit of coughing, or she would have something very important to say to the maid. Jean-Christophe knew that she was play-acting; and Minna knew that Jean-Christophe knew that she was play-acting; and it amused her, for Jean-Christophe could not tell her ...
— Jean-Christophe, Vol. I • Romain Rolland



Words linked to "Have a fit" :   rage, blow one's stack



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