Posted by TheFallen on October 23, 2004
In Reply to: Go off your tree posted by Dave Keen on October 23, 2004
: Does anybody out there know the origin of the phrase 'to go off your tree', a curiously antipodean phrase (Oz or NZ), meaning to become extremely irate about some matter or other.
: Cheers mates
No, but to confuse matters further here in the UK we have two similar phrases - "to go off on one", meaning to lose one's temper and start ranting, and "to fall out of one's tree", humorously meaning to go mad or insane.
I wonder if there's a connection?