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Go off your tree

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?