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The meaning of "get out of hand"

" Get out of hand "
Meaning:
Become chaotic and uncontrollable.
Example:
It started with just a few crisps being flicked about but it soon got completely out of hand and turned into a full scale food fight.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 16th century.
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