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Losing your rag?

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?

: Gary

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.