Posted by ESC on January 28, 2000
In Reply to: Losing your rag? posted by Gary Martin on January 28, 2000
: : I know this in the UK is used when we lose your temper. In
the US it means something completely different
: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase. Thanks
: What does it mean in the US?
I've never heard it in the U.S. I've heard "losing your s**t," meaning losing one's temper. Crude individuals say someone is "on the rag" meaning a person is grumpy because of the hormonal fluctuations of the monthly cycle. It's said to men and women. "Ragging" is fussing about something.