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bent out of shape

1

Infuriated, annoyed, as in Don't let Paul get you bent out of shape—calm down.

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2

Shocked, astonished, as in That conservative audience was bent out of shape by his speech. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see in good condition (shape).

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