Definition of Have a fit

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

Definition of Have a fit

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To experience an epileptic seizure. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To become suddenly enraged. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Have A Fit

have I got news for you
have Van Gogh's ear for music
have a ball
have a bath
have a bone in one's leg
have a bone to pick
have a break
have a bun in the oven
have a clue
have a couple
have a cow
have a crack at
have a crow to pull
have a dog in this fight
have a few
have a fit (current term)
have a frog in one's throat
have a go
have a go at it
have a good one
have a good time
have a handle on
have a head for
have a heart
have a laugh
have a look
have a look-see
have a mind like a sieve
have a mind of one's own
have a mountain to climb

Literary usage of Have a fit

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

1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1907)
""If I do not go," he thought, " Colonel G. will certainly have a fit. If I go in any uniform other than that of his regiment he is very likely to have a fit ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1885)
"Another patient, trying to explain the feeling he had at the onset of a fit, put it thus :—" If I were to have a fit, and see that fender, I should say, ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1862)
"In the Night son John have a fit. 14th. Towards morning he has another short fit. 15th. ... Something before day, son John have a fit & by 7 morn, have six. ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"What ! a girl used to fits on frights not have a fit for a month together, when she might naturally expect, during «П that time, every next minute would be ..."

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