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go up in the air

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go up in the air

verb phrase

  1. To miss a cue, forget one's lines, etc; fluff (1920+ Theater)
  2. To lose one's composure; become angry; LOSE one's COOL: You will rouse his anger, and he may ''go up in the air'' (1906+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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