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  • When I saw the traffic on the road , I went bananas. Can you sense my anger? Can you

  • sense my irritation? … I’m sure you can!

  • Hi and welcome to today’s lesson, My name

  • is Rima and today’s lesson is all about going absolutely crazy, that’s right. I

  • have for you 15 crazy idioms and we are gonna have a look at seven of them first. So, all

  • of these idioms actually mean the same thing they mean going crazy, either with anger, either with anxiety,

  • with happiness but essentially they mean youre going crazy. So, well

  • a lot of them are very very fun. So, let’s look at the very first one, and the first

  • one isGo Bananas’. Now trust me this has nothing to do with you becoming long,

  • green, yellow and filled with potassium, it actually means that you are going crazy

  • So, 'Go Bananas' actually means going crazy with anger,

  • anxiety or joy. So, if you have to useGo Bananasin a sentence.. so you would say

  • okay Let’s take anger first – “ when I saw the traffic on the road, I went bananas.

  • . Can you sense my anger? Can you sense my irritation? … I’m sure you can! Well

  • the second usage would be – “ I went bananas while waiting in the linebecause I was

  • so anxious, because the line actually was for my exam result. Imagine that anxiety,

  • you are going bananas and if I had to use it for joy, I’d say “ I saw my best friend

  • after 10 years and I went bananasthat means you went crazy, crazy, crazy with joy,

  • that’s right. So the wordGo Bananasas in the idiomGo Bananasactually

  • stands for a lot of feelings, when you are going crazy either with anger, anxiety or joy. I

  • hope that’s clear and now moving on to the next one. So, this one isGo Nuts’, now

  • it has nothing to do with cashew net or peanut or a brazil nut. It's actually going crazy either

  • with joy or anger. So, you could useGo Nutsin a sentence saying – “ I went

  • nuts after watching the filmit was so good , as if you loved the film, you became

  • a huge fan of the film, which is why you went nuts about it or say maybe “ I’ll go nuts

  • if I’ll have to keep working for 17 hours a day, everyday.” Which means you are going

  • crazy with anger and irritation and anxiety and fatigue. So, that’ s how you useGo

  • Nutsin a sentence. Well that was all aboutGoing BananasandGoing Nutsand

  • now let’s see what we have next on the list. And the next one is slightly different, it

  • isLose it’, now this has nothing to do with losing objects or losing your cell phone,

  • this actually means losing your head, that’s right. Losing your head or losing your temper.

  • So, “Lose itactually means that you are getting very very angry about something,

  • so you know…. You could sayWhen my mom saw the mess in the house, she just lost it

  • How many times you have experienced that, I am sure a lot of times. It’s very easy

  • to make your mom lose it, right? So, that’s right, soLose itstands for losing

  • your temper, losing your head with anger, just getting really really enraged. So, if

  • you had to use it in a sentence, remember your mom and that would be very very simple

  • for you. Well that isLose itfor you and moving on, this one isGo Mental’,

  • now this is as easy as it gets, because this is about going absolutely crazy with anger

  • and now it doesn’t have to do anything with you going to the mental hospital or a mental

  • institution, it just means that you are so angry that you are almost bordering on mental

  • . Well I don’t think … I can get that angry right now, but I can definitely help

  • you as to how to use this idiom in a sentence. First of all, I am gonna write the meaning

  • – ‘Go Mentalmeans to get very very angry, okay. So, now that you are angry, you

  • could say something like – “When I realized that they were being unfair to me, I went

  • absolutely mental.” Do I look angry enough? Well I hope I do and I hope that explains

  • Go Mentalabsolutely clearly. I am moving to the next one and this one happens to be

  • Freak Out’, wellFreak Outcan be used in a positive way and also in a negative

  • way. So, ‘Freak Outcould mean that you are angry or absolutely elated and joyful.

  • So if I am going in for the latest sale in town, then I could say something like

  • – “When I saw the sale prices, I just freaked outwhich means I was crazy with joy. But

  • I could also say something like – “ When I reached office late, my boss just freaked

  • outwhich means my boss got very very angry. So, ‘Freak outis a very very simple

  • , you can use it either positively to show that you are elated or joyful or use it negatively

  • to show that you are very very angry. So, that’s ‘Freak Outfor you. And the

  • next idiom on my list isGo Bonkers’. I’m sure you have heard this one before,

  • it’s a really fun one and it means either you are angry or you are very very happy to

  • see someone or something. So, let’s say that you see this really cute girl for the

  • very first time, you could say something like – “ When I saw Suzan for the first time,

  • I went absolutely bonkers”. Oh! My God, can you hear that flip flop of your heart?

  • Can you feel your heart beat skipping? That’s whatGo Bonkersessentially means, but

  • if you have to use it in a negative way, you could say something like – “ When I saw

  • the traffic, I went absolutely bonkers”, like you were so angry, irritated and enraged

  • . So, that’s right, that’s ‘Go Bonkersfor you. You can use it happily or you can

  • use it angrily, it’s all up to you. And the last one on my list for now isGo

  • Berserk’, I know this one is kind of funny, doesn’t it? Berserk with a ZZZZZWhat

  • does it really mean? WellGo Berserkmeans actually to freak out, which means

  • to get absolutely angry or irritated. So if I have to get irritated with someone, I could say something like

  • Whenever I see work not being done properly, I just go berserk”, I can’t tolerate it, makes

  • sense. Now so if you have to show absolute and complete irritation andyou know absolute

  • anger…. regarding something you could useGo Berserkand it’s a very very effective

  • idiom. So well those were my seven absolutely crazy idioms which indicateyou know

  • crazy either with anger, anxiety, joy, happiness, excitement or absolute irritation. We are

  • gonna look at some more, but for that, a little more patience. Okay, so we are going

  • crazy together, we are having a look at 15 crazy idioms, that’s right.

  • Were gonna have a look at 8 more of them. Now all of these idioms stand for going crazy

  • with anger or joy or irritation or excitement. So, the next one on my list isFly off

  • the handlevery interesting and trust me this one has nothing to do with flying or it has nothing

  • to do with any kind of a handle. It actually means that you are so angry that youve

  • gone crazy with anger. So, well if I have to use this in a sentence I would say something

  • likeWhen I see people disrespecting books, I just fly off the handleorWhen my

  • father figured out that I have a boyfriend he just flew off the handle”. Now, that

  • sounds very relatable, right? Well that’s “Fly off the handlefor you and I am

  • going to move on to the next one which meansBlow one's topright, that rightBlow

  • one’s topnow, this has nothing to do with the wind blowing your top or any other

  • kind of nudity, it actually means that you are so angry, it’s like youve blown your

  • head away so it means to go crazy with anger, So if I have to say something like, “When

  • I saw that the mechanic had messed up my car, I blew my top.” That’s right, I got so

  • angry with him, that I blew my top, how can you mess up my car, you mechanic and so on and so forth.

  • That’s the usage forBlow ones top” I hope that’s very very clear to you and

  • I am moving on to the next one. Now the next one isHit the roofokay, now this has

  • nothing to do with you taking a hammer and hitting the roof or breaking it down, it absolutely

  • means that you are going crazy with anger or excitement. When I saw that my sales team

  • had achieved the target for the quarter, I just "hit the roofor for examplewhen

  • I saw the things were not in order, I just hit the roofso you can use it either positively

  • or negatively and hit the roof is going crazy with anger or excitement. Coming upthe

  • next one very interesting and sounds really niceGo ballisticnow, this has nothing

  • to do with a gun or anything related to a bullet, this actually means going crazy with

  • joy or anger,so go crazy with joy or anger . “When the party was a success, I went

  • ballistic or I had such a great time that, I went ballisticwhich means, I was crazily

  • joyful at the same time I could say something like, “ When the whole thing turned into

  • a massacre, I went ballistic”. Which means, I went crazy with anger or some sort of anxiety,

  • so basically you can useGo ballisticeither positively or negatively . And moving onGo

  • off the deep endnow this has nothing to do with sky diving or bungee jumping or

  • anything like that, it actually means that you are so angry, youre actually going

  • off the deep end, so it means going crazy with anger . Whenever there is an extreme

  • situation in my life, I just feel like I’m “going off the deep endyou knowit’s

  • like youre not able to cope with anger or with the pressure and you just give in

  • andGo off the deep endWell that’s the usage forGo off the deep endand

  • I hope it’s clear to you so the next time there is something really really taxing happening

  • in your life, you make sure you don’t “Go off the deep endwell coming back, the

  • next one is very simpleBlow upand no, it has nothing to do with a bomb or an

  • action movie or a house blowing up, it just means that, you are blowing up with anger,

  • so going crazy with anger. So if I had to use this in a sentence I would say something

  • like, “My friend blew up at me, when I let out her secretthat’s right, she

  • has every right to go crazy with anger. Well that is the usage forBlow upand the

  • next one’s really funny this one saysPop one’s corkokay now this has nothing

  • to do with a wine bottle or wine bottle’s cork nor does it have anything with your pop,

  • as in your father this means absolutely losing your mind with anger . So the meaning is losing

  • losing your mind with anger, so I could say something like – “Sam just popped his cork, when

  • he saw that his entire house was in shambles”. Well can you imagine you walk into your house

  • and your house has absolutely gone to the dogs, it is in shambles ,so Sam absolutelyPopped his

  • corkwhen he saw that his house was in shambles, which means he lost his mind with

  • anger and very rightly so, well that's the second last on my list and the very last one

  • for today is very very funnyGo apenow this has nothing to do with themovie

  • planet of the apesnor does it have to do anything with any kind of a monkey or gorilla

  • or an ape, this actually means that you are so angry that youve gone ape which means

  • to go crazy with anger. So, "Shelly went ape when she saw a little boy hitting her daughter",

  • so well "Shelly was very very angry she just lost her mind with anger because she saw someone

  • hitting her little girl . So Shellywent apewhen she saw a little boy hitting her

  • daughter. Well I hope youve figured out the usage of all these crazy idioms, yes essentially

  • most of them mean the same they mean either going crazy with anger / excitement/joy or

  • losing your mind to anger. So I hope that youre not gonna go crazy with the usage

  • of these and that I have made the usage fairly easy and clear for you so make sure you enjoy

  • these 15 crazy idioms that we shared today and have a good time with them. Well that brings

  • me to the end of today’s lesson and yes we went through 15 crazy idioms which essentially

  • meant the same pretty much they meant going crazy with anger / excitement/joy/irritation

  • absolutely losing your mind with anger or joy so well I hope that you don’t go crazy

  • using these I hope I have made the usage absolutely clear and easy for you. Well thank you for

  • watching today’s lesson and if you have something to say to me make sure you type

  • in the comment box below. This is me Rima signing out and saying thank you .

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