Idioms for "Going Crazy" with Examples and Explanations
Do you ever feel like you are going crazy? Is it your colleagues that drive you crazy, or is it a noisy neighbour? You might have your hands full with too much work and too short a time to complete it. Or you may be stuck in a traffic jam and late for a job interview.
Below you will see some of the most common English idioms you can use when feeling angry, frustrated or irritated with something.
1. go bananas- I’ll go bananas if you ask me that question one more time.
2. go nuts- We’ve got so many complaints today, I think I’ll go nuts.
3. lose it- When Erica asked Tim to leave, he just lost it and started shouting at her.
4. go mental- Have you gone mental? Why do you keep arguing with the boss? You’ll get fired.
5. freak out- Mum, don’t freak out! I’ve just crashed the car.
6. go bonkers- When I was told to wait for another hour, I just went absolutely bonkers.
7. go berserk- The crowd went berserk when they were told that all the flights had been cancelled.
8. blow one’s top- I think he’ll blow his top when you give him the news.
9. fly off the handle- My dad flies off the handle anytime someone mentions politics.
10. hit the ceiling/ hit the roof- I can’t be late. My parents will hit the roof.
11. go ballistic- My new neighbours throw parties every night. It just makes me go ballistic.
12. go off the deep end- I’ll go off the deep end if I get fired because of someone else’s mistake.
13. blow up- When I saw the look on Helen’s face, I just knew she’d blow up.
14. pop one’s cork- I have something to tell you. Please, don’t pop your cork.
15. go ape- Susie will go ape if she ever hears about it.