Definition of Go ballistic

1. Verb. Get very angry and fly into a rage. "Spam makes me go ballistic"

Definition of Go ballistic

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To become very angry and irrational. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Ballistic

go along
go along for the ride
go along to get along
go along with
go along with the gag
go ape
go around
go away
go awry
go back
go back on
go bad
go ballistic (current term)
go bananas
go bankrupt
go begging
go belly-up
go blue
go board
go bonkers
go by
go by the board
go by the wayside
go chase yourself
go commando

Literary usage of Go ballistic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement in America: Hearing Before the edited by Bill McCollum (2001)
"As Barney Frank has humorously told us, I mean, let people make statements about that, but you don't have to go ballistic if it doesn't come out your way. ..."

2. Why Small Groups?: Together Toward Maturity by C J Mahaney (1996)
"... the wrong way might go something like this. In the middle of your small-group meeting Joe interrupts while you are speaking. You go ballistic! ..."

3. College Life in Paradise by Celestia Buckingham-Smith (2006)
"I know that they're going to go ballistic on me. You know I would not be able to stay there for a whole week with out spilling the whole story. ..."

4. Pressure: A Play in One Act by Lindsay Price, Price, Lindsay, 1969- (1997)
"ALLY: If Penny sees this she'll go ballistic. SAM: I'm gonna be sick. TERA: Sam! SAM runs outside. ALLY: We should go after her. TERA: I don't believe this. ..."

5. Play Nice, Make Money by W. T. McKibben (2007)
"... were most likely to go ballistic over something were those with little experience flying. They just don't understand how little things completely out of ..."

6. U.S.-China Trade Relations & Renewal of China's Most-Favored-Nation Status edited by Philip Crane (1999)
"But you do know, of course, that the same interests in the United States that go ballistic every time the MFN vote comes up also come to the Congress ..."

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