Posted by Joel on June 18, 2000
In Reply to: Having a cow posted by lisa on June 17, 2000
: I am actually looking for phrases that have a similar meaning as "having a cow", but are from before 1930. Any ideas?
There are the ones that play on the idea of having a seizure, such as "he'll pitch a fit!" "he'll take a fit," "she'll have a fit." Or others like "he'll hit the roof," "he'll blow his top," "he'll blow his cork."