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British pronunciation/fˈɪt təbi tˈaɪd/
American pronunciation/fˈɪt təbi tˈaɪd/
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(of a person) severely irritated or enraged

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What is the origin of the idiom "fit to be tied" and when to use it?

The exact origin of the phrase "fit to be tied" is unclear, but it has been in usage since the early 19th century. The phrase is believed to have derived from the literal act of tying someone up or confining them due to their extreme anger or agitation. The expression is often used when someone feels provoked beyond their tolerance level or when they have encountered a series of frustrating circumstances.

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If they don't meet the deadline, she will be fit to be tied and express her frustration to the team.
He often gets fit to be tied when he encounters rude customer service representatives.
Every time she sees the messy room, she gets fit to be tied and starts yelling at everyone to clean up.
I have a feeling he will be fit to be tied when he learns about the unexpected price increase.
Yesterday, she was fit to be tied when she discovered her car had been towed without any warning.
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