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Fit to be tied

Origin of Phrases - F

 

Fit to be tied

Meaning: To be very angry, livid.

 

Example: When his wife saw the car he'd bought she was fit to be tied.

 

Origin: "Tied" in this case refers to being bound as in a straight jacket. The need for being tied is to control ones actions to prevent from acting on the anger.

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