hopping mad

Enraged, furious, as in I was hopping mad when they left my name off the list. This expression conjures up an image of jumping up and down with rage. [Colloquial; early 1800s]

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How to use hopping mad in a sentence

  • But won't there be a hopping mad crowd around here when they find out that their gas tanks are both empty?

  • The rest of us were "hopping mad," too, but held our tongues so long as we were around Phoenix.

    Starlight Ranch | Charles King
  • He was not hurt; he was only rumpled and dusty and hopping mad.

    The Adventures of a Modest Man | Robert W. Chambers