go ballistic

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a. Of or relating to the study of the dynamics of projectiles.
b. Of or relating to the study of the internal action of firearms.
2. Of or relating to projectiles, their motion, or their effects.
go ballistic Slang
To become very angry or irrational.

[From ballista.]

bal·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.go ballistic - get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
rage - feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!"
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NEW DELHI -- The Indian Army has denied claims by TV channels that it had retaliated in response to alleged mutilation of its soldiers by Pakistan, stating that TV channels go ballistic without confirming reports.
Washington, June 14 ( ANI ): Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he would like to get a quote tattooed across his body, but thinks that his parents would go ballistic if they were to find out.
He doesn't chastise people or go ballistic or anything like that.
A MEMORIAL service for Sheila Lockhart, owner of Go Ballistic, will be held in the spring, writes Graham Green.
To be honest at half time I had to go in and just go ballistic, that's the only way to describe it.
One of only 36 made - with a properly documented racing history - bids for it could go ballistic, given the current strong market for antique autos.
Most wives would go ballistic, but then, if you marry the son of Britain's wartime Fascist leader, you probably need to be shock-proof.
If you said, ``We're no longer going to allow on-air advertising for candidates and the networks must provide a certain amount of time for debates,'' the networks would go ballistic.
I think I'm gonna need some therapy Oh babe I hope you've got a PhD Won't you let me on your leather couch I've got a lot I need to talk about I think I'm crazy Think I'm stupid Must have lost my mind Wonder what I'm thinking lovin' you 'cause boy if you were mine, I'd really go insane, You'd be my favourite thing, I'd go ballistic Entries to Rick Fulton, Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA.
HENRIETTA KNIGHT has booked Tony Dobbin for the ride on outsider Go Ballistic in the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup.
What causes some adults to go ballistic over kids' games?
Fortunately, both horses were quickly on their feet, First Gold following the pack as Marlborough beat off Go Ballistic in a rousing finish.