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hopping mad

British pronunciation/hˈɒpɪŋ mˈad/
American pronunciation/hˈɑːpɪŋ mˈæd/
hopping mad

feeling extremely angry

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hopping mad definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "hopping mad" and when to use it?

The exact origin of the phrase "hopping mad" is uncertain, but it is believed to have originated in the late 19th or early 20th century. The word "hopping" in this context suggests a sense of energy, liveliness, or agitation. It is used metaphorically to describe the intense state of anger or fury that causes someone to feel restless or as if they were physically hopping. It can be used in various scenarios, such as personal conflicts, heated arguments, or when someone feels their boundaries have been crossed.

1The family's hopping mad that she left them nothing.
2And he is hopping mad about it.
3This is February 20, 20, when this Forbes article popped up before Corona virus, and they're already hopping mad or hot, right, Ted.
4We know Ukrainian activists who are hopping mad that their country's fledgling democracy has been repeatedly undermined by a trail of corruption that leads straight back here, to London.
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