In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fit)masculine ataque de rabiafeminine rabieta informalmasculine ataque de histeriamasculine ataque de pánicohe went into conniptions — le dio un ataque de rabia (or histeria etc.)
- before noun conniption fit — ataque de rabia (or histeria etc.)
- He had had a conniption when he saw their water bill for that month.
- The man likes to hear himself talk; he thrives on the conniptions of people listening to him; he revels in his provocations.
- It's not so bad when you're completing a single race or time trial but when you're halfway through 44 laps and you're fighting for top spot in the overall standings it's enough to give you conniptions.
- They were trying to keep me from having a conniption.
- If Ross knew I was sitting with them, he'd probably have a conniption.
- A simple phrase, ‘Could you maybe check who's at the door,’ or perhaps ‘Could you please pick up your dishes,’ would send her into conniptions.
- I only wanted to talk to you; but your bodyguard back there nearly had a conniption when she saw me.
- I wanted to tell him I just found out I was going but then remembered Jane would have had a conniption.
- And because of its influence, America's conniptions have become the world's problem.
- She was thankful Anne had come down with a head ache and had declined to go to dinner or else she was sure her aunt would be having conniptions at her behavior.
- And this from the administration that has conniptions at the sight of a bare nipple on the telly.
- Ten more minutes, I don't think they'll have a conniption if you're down there 2 minutes late.
- While I contemplate my future employment, the vagaries of industrial action and the particular pleasures of friendship, this month's bag of hormones are giving me conniptions.
- You look stunning, but your aunt is having a conniption.
- Help me clean up before Dad gets home or he'll have a conniption.
- She gave a little yip, which sent us all into conniptions of laughter.
- The long and short is this: this is probably the best game-play design that I've seen in years; the game play is twitchy - if you're a purist you're going to have a conniption playing this.
- I thought he was going to have a conniption then and there - his face got all red, and he sliced the guy to ribbons with his tongue.
- Will I give her another conniption by getting within spitting range of her beautiful car?
- The minister had a conniption and publicly fired her.
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